December 20, 2012
Fighting May Have Shaped Evolution of Human Hand
BBC News, BBC News
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.
TAGGED: Hands, Human Evolution, Forces, Fighting