Oldest humanlike hand bone discovered

Found at Tanzania’s Olduvai Gorge, pinkie bone is 1.84 million years old

OLD BUT MODERN  A newly discovered hominid finger bone dating to at least 1.84 million years ago is shown from two sides (right) and overlaid on a modern human hand (left).  A team of scientists regards the fossil as the oldest known humanlike hand bone.

From left: Jason Heaton; M. Domínguez-Rodrigo  

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