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Ancient Tools From 100,000 year ago

Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:39 pm
by Minimalist
In South Africa.

http://www.int.iol.co.za/index.php?set_ ... 205C997417
Thackeray said the tools, which have been flaked in several places to form a cutting edge, probably would have been used to break animal bones to get at the marrow.

The marrow is likely to have been an important source of protein to supplement a prehistoric diet of roots, tubers, fruit and insects, said Thackeray.

Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 1:15 pm
by Ishtar
Now, Min ... are you sure it wasn't ice that caused that flaking and created that cutting edge?

Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 1:52 pm
by Minimalist
Maybe but I didn't think the glaciers got that far!

Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 1:55 pm
by Digit
So the Club will create one Min.
They're never short of helpful ideas!