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We Don’t Use Our Thumbs the Way Neanderthals Did – Newser

Fossils suggest they regularly gripped handled tools



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If you happen to travel back in time and encounter an angry Neanderthal, be sure to request a thumb war, rather than a full-blown one. According to new research, Neanderthals’ hands were different than our own, with a thumb that stuck out at a wider angle than what you see when looking at your own hand. “If you were to shake a Neanderthal hand you would notice this difference … There would be confusion over where to place the thumb,” says Ameline Bardo, lead author of the first study…

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