The Earliest Stone Tools…Not Oldowan?

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Lithic technology, or stone tool complexes, are extraordinarily important to the human story. It is part of what makes us so utterly unique, despite the fact that other creatures in the animal kingdom, such as Chimps and Bonobos use tools, our unique ability to craft advanced tools, has allowed us to progress as far as we have on this Earth. There are multiple stone tool complexes, which can be viewed almost as cultures. We know that certain species were able to produce certain tools, and as cultures and humans evolved, so did our stone tools. The Stone Age, across the areas of the earth is critical time in our development.

We learn new things about how we evolved, both biologically and behaviorally, each day, and with new discoveries surrounding stone tools, we can begin…

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Published by sethchagi

I am a Paleoanthropology Student, so far with two degrees, in Anthropology and Human Behavioral Science, pursuing my B.A and then my PhD I love to read (like a lot) and write, I love my family, and I adore anthropology! Remember, never stop exploring and never stop learning! There is always more to learn!

One thought on “The Earliest Stone Tools…Not Oldowan?

  1. There is no evidence these are manufactured (not geofacts) and I have much more convincing Lomekwion from the same material from the Eocene. As at Lomekwion caused by volcanic events sweeping the surface. However there are convincing cut marks on bones that old from other places in Africa made by unknown lithics.


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