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2009-08-14 06:30:00

Thousands of years ago, early humans formed higher quality stone tools by putting the rocks in a fire. The 72,000-year-old evidence has been dug up in Africa, researchers announced in of the journal Science. The discovery predates the first evidence of this kind of skill by 45,000 years, reported Curtis Marean, a paleoanthropologist at the Institute of Human Origins, and a co-writer of the report. "Heat treatment technology begins with a genius moment - someone discovers that heating stone...

2007-10-18 09:00:16

By SETH BORENSTEIN By Seth Borenstein The Associated Press In one of the earliest hints of "modern" living, humans 164,000 years ago put on primitive makeup and hit the seashore for steaming mussels, new archaeological finds show. Call it a beach party for early man. But it's a beach party thrown by people who weren't supposed to be advanced enough for this type of behavior. What was found in a cave in South Africa may change how scientists believe Homo sapiens marched into...

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2007-10-17 12:10:00

WASHINGTON -- In one of the earliest hints of "modern" living, humans 164,000 years ago put on primitive makeup and hit the seashore for steaming mussels, new archaeological finds show. Call it a beach party for early man. But it's a beach party thrown by people who weren't supposed to be advanced enough for this type of behavior. What was found in a cave in South Africa may change how scientists believe Homo sapiens marched into modernity. Instead of undergoing a revolution into modern...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.