Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The Old Ones

Scientists find the oldest-ever hand bone to resemble a modern human’s


In a study published Tuesday in Nature Communications, researchers report the discovery of a bone that they believe to be part of the left little finger of an ancient hominin species, pushing the earliest "modern" hand back by around 400,000 years. In the hominin's habitat -- Tanzania, some 1.84 million years ago -- other hominins like  Paranthropus boisei and H. habilis would have been dwarfed by the modern(ish)-looking man.  Based on his hand, anyway.
If the bone is proportional to a modern-human-like body, the man in question would have been around 5 feet 9 inches, compared to H. habiliswho stood just over 3 feet tall.

The anthropology that we learned back then was WRONG.  

Everyone needs to keep learning, and keep thinking. We need to keep questioning everything.

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