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A study led by Dietrich Stout, an experimental archeologist at Emory University, has found that Stone Age tools weren’t just created by a bunch of cavemen banging rocks together—their creation actually required a high level of cognitive function.
Two and a half million years ago, our first ancestors, roaming the African savanna, formed rock shards into tools and used them to cut apart gazelle, zebra and other game. And these, scientists believe, turned out be a major evolutionary force and gave an evolutionary edge to human communication.
Elephants have long been known to be part of the Homo erectus diet. But the significance of this specific food source, in relation to both the survival of Homo erectus and the evolution of modern humans, has never been understood — until now.
Ancient humans made cleavers, hand axes and other advanced stone tools 300,000 years earlier than previously believed, but did not take these tools with them when they left Africa.
Was it the evolution of the hand, or of the brain, that enabled prehistoric toolmakers to make the leap from simple flakes of rock to a sophisticated hand axe?
Acheulean Culture in Peninsular India: An Ecological Perspective. Raghunath S. Pappu. New Delhi: D. K. Printworld, 2001. 455 rupees. ISBN 81-246-0168-2. In the Foreword of tins book, India's venerable prehistoric archaeologist, V. N. Misra, states (p.
THIS SURVEY OF THE EVIDENCE TOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF DOMESTIC FIRE and home bases integrates naturalistic factors and culture historical stages and processes into an anthropological theoretical framework.