December 20, 2012

Fighting May Have Shaped Evolution of Human Hand

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Fighting may have shaped the evolution of the human hand, according to a new study by a US team. 

The University of Utah researchers used instruments to measure the forces and acceleration when martial artists hit a punch bag. 

They found that the structure of the fist provides support that increases the ability of the knuckles to transmit "punching" force.

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TAGGED: Hands, Human Evolution, Forces, Fighting

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