Stone tools reveal modern human-like gripping capabilities 500,000 years ago

Stone tools reveal modern human-like gripping capabilities 500,000 years ago

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Research demonstrates that a technique used to produce stone tools that were first found half a million years ago is likely to have needed a modern human-like hand. This links a stone tool production technique known as 'platform preparation' to the biology of human hands, demonstrating that without the ability to perform highly forceful precision grips, our ancestors would not have been able to produce advanced stone tools like spear points.

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