Your Inner Fish

The Human Hand: A Gift from Ancient Primates

Clip: Episode 3 | 4m 26s

Our hand has the same basic form as the hands of all other primates. But what did the earliest version of this hand look like? Neil Shubin pays a visit to Jon Bloch, who shows him a remarkable fossil of Notharctus, an early primate with a hand that you may recognize.

Aired: 04/09/14

Rating: NR

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