According to the study, the hands of the Neanderthals, in contrast to the predicted, were too curvy to hold objects between the thumb and the other fingers.

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The Neanderthals were surprisingly resourceful. A: Robert Clark / National Geographic / Getty

The Neanderthals could hold objects between the thumb and the other fingers, just as we would hold our pencil, because their hands were much more curved than they thought.

The finding helps explain the activities that require a large number of skills, such as the Neandertals, tool making, painting cave walls, drawing patterns on the bird’s bones, and twine. It was difficult to explain these activities if they were considered incompetent.

The hand bones of the Neanderthals were much more chunky than ours, indicating that they lacked rigorous control. Previous work on bones often suggested that Neanderthals could not par grasp parmak the thumb and thumb. Instead, they were thought to have had to use all their hands to ”hold power zor (such as the handling of pencils by small children).

To understand how the Neanderthals used their hands, Katerina Harvati and her team at the University of Tübingen explored areas of entrainment: the points where the muscles bind to the bones.

Each aspect is an elevated bone region. ”It feels like a soft swelling on the surface of the bone when you are touching.“

Harvati and his team developed a 3D scanning method that accurately measures surface areas. A sensitive grip uses a muscle set that is different from the power grip, and the muscles that are more used develop larger ones. Harvati’s team has shown this by working with modern people who work in different jobs.

Sensitive grip

The research team examined the hand divisions of six Neanderthal and six early modern people. According to the analysis, the Neanderthals spent most of their time with sensitive insight, while the modern people spent both sensitive insight and strength.

Harvati said, ıyla Our study coincides with the archaeological evidence of anatomical fossils. Previously it was claimed that the Neanderthals used force for manual activities, but this perception contrasted with the discovery of archaeological evidence of the Neanderthals’ sophisticated cultural behavior. Ert

Arasında The fact that the Neanderthals use only sensitive handles makes us think that the nature of their activities does not differ significantly between individuals. “

While each Neandertal probably did a bit of every task, these tasks were probably similar. In contrast, modern people had a division of labor.

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