Humans evolved agile hands much earlier than thought

Humans may have evolved dexterous hands around half a million years earlier than previously thought, discovery of a 1.42-million-year-old bone fossil in Kenya suggests.

Making stone tools helped shape human hands

The way our hands look today has been shaped by our behaviour over millions of years, say scientists.

Human hands evolved to become `fists of fury`

Human hands evolved not only for the manual dexterity needed to use tools, play a violin or paint a work of art, but so men could make fists and fight, researchers say.