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Everything happened earlier, including opposable thumbs

January 30, 2015

Anthropology continues to find that many of the characteristics that once were said to make us uniquely human were present in our ancestral species. So I’m not entirely surprised that a recent study concludes that Australopithecus had opposable thumbs millions of years past, necessary for the way we use tools, but awkward to any brachiating species. (Cite.)

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