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8 p, 950.6 KB Earliest modern human-like hand bone from a new 41.84-million-year-old site at Olduvai in Tanzania / Domínguez-Rodrigo, Manuel (Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Departamento de Prehistoria) ; Rayne Pickering, Travis (University of Wisconsin-Madison. Department of Anthropology) ; Almécija, Sergio (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont) ; Heaton, Jason L. (Ditsong National Museum of Natural History) ; Baquedano, Enrique (Instituto de Evolución en África) ; Mabulla, Audax (University of Dar es Salaam. Archaeology Unit) ; Uribelarrea, David (Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Departamento de Geodinámica)
Modern humans are characterized by specialized hand morphology that is associated with advanced manipulative skills. Thus, there is important debate in paleoanthropology about the possible cause-effect relationship of this modern human-like (MHL) hand anatomy, its associated grips and the invention and use of stone tools by early hominins. [...]
2015 - 10.1038/ncomms8987
Nature communications, Vol. 6 (2015) , art. 7987  

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