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Ancient Stone Weapons Find in South Africa Pushes Human History Back in Time

Posted November 15th, 2012 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Archaeologists digging at a site on the southern coast of South Africa have found a trove of sophisticated stone tools they believe were made 50,000 years before the technology to create them emerged in Europe and other regions of Africa. The finding, reported in the journal Nature, could mean that the first modern humans evolved […]

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Archeologists Identify Oldest Spear Tips

Posted November 15th, 2012 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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There is new evidence that early human hunters were attaching stone points to the tips of their spears half a million years ago — 200,000 years earlier than previously thought. A University of Toronto-led team of anthropologists examined 500,000-year-old stone points from a site in South Africa, and determined that they had been used as […]

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Scientists Date Ancient Tools To Earlier Time

Posted August 31st, 2011 at 8:50 pm (UTC-5)
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New research suggests that ancient humans made sophisticated stone tools much earlier than believed. A team of scientists from the United States and France say they used a technique to date mudstone from a site near Kenya’s Lake Turkana. They determined the age of ancient tools found there to be 1.76 million years old. Previous […]

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