Prehistoric humans invented stone tools multiple times, study finds – The Independent

Prehistoric humans invented stone tools multiple times, study finds  The Independent

Prehistoric humans invented tools on multiple occasions, according to researchers who have found a collection of 327 stone weapons carved more than 2.58 million years ago. This is the first evidence of ancient hominids sharpening stones to create specific tools, according to new research led by Arizona State University and George Washington University. The collection of “Oldowan” tools – which are created by chipping off bits of stone – were found in the Afar region of north-eastern Ethiopia. They were probably made so our ancestors could carve up meat. Before this discovery, the oldest exa…

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