From tools to texting, hands have played, and continue to play, an integral roles in human evolution and development. Photo: Alamy From tools to texting, hands have played, and continue to play, an integral roles in human evolution and development. Photo: Alamy
From tools to texting, hands have played, and continue to play, an integral roles in human evolution and development. Photo: Alamy
Wellness

The human hand: from tools to texting, a triumph of evolution – seven tips for keeping them healthy

  • Opposable thumbs evolved about 2.6 million years ago when humans began using stone tools more frequently
  • There are very few animals with fingerprints as unique as ours, and these include chimpanzees and koalas

Topic |   Wellness
From tools to texting, hands have played, and continue to play, an integral roles in human evolution and development. Photo: Alamy From tools to texting, hands have played, and continue to play, an integral roles in human evolution and development. Photo: Alamy
From tools to texting, hands have played, and continue to play, an integral roles in human evolution and development. Photo: Alamy
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