Earliest modern human-like hand bone from a new >1.84-million-year-old site at Olduvai in Tanzania

@inproceedings{DomnguezRodrigo2015EarliestMH,
  title={Earliest modern human-like hand bone from a new >1.84-million-year-old site at Olduvai in Tanzania},
  author={Manuel Dom{\'i}nguez-Rodrigo and Travis Rayne Pickering and Sergio Alm{\'e}cija and Jason L Heaton and Enrique Baquedano and Audax Z. P. Mabulla and David Uribelarrea},
  booktitle={Nature communications},
  year={2015}
}
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. Here we describe and analyse Olduvai Hominin (OH) 86, a manual proximal phalanx from the recently discovered >1.84-million-year-old (Ma) Philip Tobias… CONTINUE READING
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