anamensis was found in a single region east of Lake Turkana in Kenya,
especially the regions of Kanapoi and Allia bays.
- They lived in grassland and bushlands, with some
- Some evidence suggests that anamensis was still very comfortable in the trees.
- Erosion of the teeth shows they ate grasses,
leaves, and tubers, as well as the fruits and nuts they would have found in
trees as gatherers.
- No significant tools of theirs have been found,
so they may not have had any.
- Like any other primate, Australopithecus anamensis likely lived in groups or troupes.
- Semi-large canines show anamensis was tearing into its food.
- Parallel tooth rows, (rather than the human
parabolic), show that they ground their food in a fashion similar to that of
cattle like mammals.
- Their tibia had developed thickness in certain areas
prone to stress in bipeds, showing that they had transitioned from being
quadrupedal to walking on two legs.
- Comparatively long arms means that anamensis was still climbing in the
- Postcranial development supports the head in an
upright position, as they were bipedal.