Apparently, they led the way and not just at UC Santa Cruz.
Zeray Alemseged, our anthropology curator, sent me the following piece from the Calgary Herald earlier this summer. Walking upright is a key feature in the history of humans, but moving around—which we all take for granted—had to evolve among animals in the first place. Here is some fresh evidence, published in the journal Science, dating back to 585 million years ago. The new evidence is tantalizing and is a very good example of how fragmentary data can tell us a lot about how we became who we are: “Alberta researchers help find earliest evidence of mobile multi-cellular organisms”.