Handedness frequency over more than ten thousand years.

  title={Handedness frequency over more than ten thousand years.},
  author={Charlotte Faurie and Michel Raymond},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  volume={271 Suppl 3},
Although there are quite important geographical variations in the frequency of left-handers around the world, nothing is known about its temporal evolution. During the upper Palaeolithic (ca. 35,000-10,000 YBP), humans painted 'negative hands' by blowing pigments with a tube onto one hand applied on the rock in caves in Western Europe, by blowing pigments on their own hand through a tube held in the other hand. The frequency of left-handers prevailing during this period could thus be assessed… CONTINUE READING
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