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stone axe
2015-04-21 08:59:55

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.

kenya stone tools
2015-04-16 09:12:41

Archaeologists have reportedly discovered the oldest tools ever created by human ancestors: Stone flakes that have been dated to 3.3 million years ago, or 700,000 years before the oldest previously-identified tools used by the predecessors of modern mankind.

animal residue
2015-03-20 10:00:07

As we humans began to evolve larger and larger brains, we needed to start eating more and more meat to fuel our expanding brain power. However, we lacked the razor-sharp teeth and claws that our fellow meat-eaters used to kill and extract meat from an animal.

'carpet of tools'
2015-03-14 09:23:36

A new intensive survey of the Messak Settafet escarpment, a massive outcrop of sandstone in the middle of the Saharan desert, has shown that stone tools occur "ubiquitously" across the entire landscape: averaging 75 artefacts per square metre, or 75 million per square kilometer.

ancient stone tools
2015-01-14 09:20:20

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.

stone age tool
2014-09-26 05:20:45

A cache of new artifacts discovered a 325,000-year-old site in Armenia reveals that Stone Age tools were not strictly an African invention that spread due to population expansion, but occurred independently and intermittently at various locations throughout the Old World.

Knapping
2014-09-14 02:30:31

Research shows non-dominant hand is likely to have played a vital role in the evolution of modern human hand morphology.

Ancient Syrians Chose Buying Local Instead Of Importing
2013-10-16 15:02:48

An archaeologist at the University of Sheffield has found evidence that, contrary to a widely held theory, ancient Syrians made their stone tools locally instead of importing finished tools from Turkey.

Neanderthal Tools Cultural Differences
2013-08-19 16:17:52

A new study has revealed distinct cultural differences between two groups of Neanderthals the divergent design of stone tools dating between 115,000 and 35,000 years ago.

Researchers Study Earliest Evidence Of Human Hunting And Scavenging
2013-05-11 08:19:44

New light has been shed on the diet and food acquisition strategies of some of the earliest human ancestors in Africa.


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