2 Million-Year-Old Human Ancestor Had A Grip Just Like Us

May 21, 2020 - General
A. Sebida hand bones show this human ancestor’s grip was similar to a modern human’s.       Source: Peter Schmid, courtesy of Tracy Kivell/University of Kent

Inhabiting what is now modern-day South Africa, an ancient human ancestor, Australopithecus sediba, that lived two million years ago had hands that might have enabled it to carry out some movements like modern humans, a new study suggests.

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