Neanderthal Ancestors Were Mostly Right-handed

Neanderthal ancestors were mostly right-handed

Humanity's right-hand dominance might be more than 500,000 years old, new research indicates. The trait of right-handedness is commonly believed to be a sign of the development of another uniquely human trait — language.

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