Human Hand

Human Thumbs Are Two Million Years Old

Human thumbs are two million years old, according to reports in Science (AAAS) News and SciTech Daily 28 January and Current Biology 28 January 2021 doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2020.12.041. Scientists at the University of Tübingen made computer models of thumb bones from “a variety of ancient hominins” along with those of modern humans and chimpanzees, and used […]

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Austrlopithecus sediba

Another Ape Man “May Be Ousted from the Human Family”

Another ape-man “may be ousted from the human family”, according to Science News 23 April 2017. In 2010 a “remarkably complete” skeleton of Australopithecus sediba found in Malapa, South Africa, dated as 1.98 million years old, was proclaimed as “best candidate” for a direct human ancestor. Palaeoanthropologists Bill Kimbel of Arizona State University and Yoel […]

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