Oldest humanlike hand bone discovered

August 18, 2015 4:50 PM

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Oldest humanlike hand bone discovered

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

Excavations at Tanzania’s famed Olduvai Gorge have uncovered the oldest known fossil hand bone resembling those of people today. The bone from a hominid’s left pinkie finger dates to at least 1.84 million years ago and looks more like corresponding bones of modern humans than like finger fossils of ...

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