Evolutionary Features of the Hand and Osteoarthritis
Is osteoarthritis an evolutionary byproduct of improved
hand function? Take a look at the research by Alexandra
de Sousa and Mary Marzke.
Comparative Study of Distinctive Features in the Musculature
of the Fifth Digit, and Unique Palmar Padding.
Alexandra de Sousa and Mary
Marzke compare the sea otter forelimb morphology
with other carnivores and with humans.
Fossils May Be First Human Ancestors Out Of Africa
Read about 1.7 million year-old fossils found in the
Republic of Georgia - the first human ancestral remains
discovered outside of Africa to show clear signs of
Prehistory: An Exhibition
This site covers human history up to Neolithic Greece,
1500 BC, with images of fossils, pre-historic cave art
Origins and Evolution in Africa
An excellent resource for web links about human evolution.
Established by Professor Jeanne Sept of the University
of Indiana. Includes teaching resources.
View animated hand x-rays, along with diagrams of bones,
nerves and muscles. Part of the Electronic Textbook
of Hand Surgery.
Transplant Home Page
Meet Matthew Scott; recipient of the first U.S. hand
transplant. Read about the procedure, the doctors who
performed this extraordinary operation and see video
footage of Scott's recovery.
Long Foreground: Human Pre-History
This handy overview of primate evolution is part of
Washington State University's General Education program.
International Hand Library
This non-profit organization serves as a source for
all scientific, medical and general information related
to the hand. e.
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