Throwing is key in evolution of humans, study suggests

June 26, 2013 5:00 PM

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Throwing is key in evolution of humans, study suggests

Changes in human torsos, shoulders and arms about 2 million years ago made us excellent throwers and gave us an evolutionary edge, research proposes.

That's what new research by a George Washington University researcher proposes. Humans' ability to throw objects — three times faster than our closest cousins, chimpanzees — allowed us to kill big game from a distance, enrich our diets, and grow larger brains and bodies, thanks to changes in our bod...

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