Eldorado Posted November 26, 2020 #1 Share Posted November 26, 2020 Neanderthal thumbs were better adapted to holding tools in the same way that we hold a hammer, according to a paper published in Scientific Reports. The findings suggest that Neanderthals may have found precision grips — where objects are held between the tip of the finger and thumb — more challenging than power ‘squeeze’ grips, where objects are held like a hammer, between the fingers and the palm with the thumb directing force. Full monty at SciTech Daily: Link "The implications of thumb movements for Neanderthal and modern human manipulation" Research: Nature dot com 4 Top Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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