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Contact: David Carrier
University of Utah

David Carrier, University of Utah

Caption: University of Utah biology Professor David Carrier's new study concludes that human ancestors known as australopiths retained short legs during their 2-million-year history because a short, squat stature helped spell victory in male-male fights over females.

Credit: Nadja Schilling, University of Utah.

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