Watching Ancient Hominins Giving Birth

Using bones and computers to figure out why human birth is so difficult — and what to do about it

SAPIENS
SAPIENS
Jan 16, 2019 · 5 min read
This digital model of a human pelvis and birth canal is one of many such models that Natalie Laudicina uses to study the evolution of birth among primates. Photo: Anna Goldfield

By Anna Goldfield

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