Hand Axe Made of Bone Found in Ethiopia

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Hand Axe Made of Bone Found in Ethiopia

Post by Minimalist » Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:15 am

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.pr ... nt=5019042

Hand Axe Made 1.4 Million Years Ago Shows Unexpected Sophistication

The 3-D symmetry and sharpened tip of the rare bone-based artifact shows advances only observed in sites half a million years later
Stone tools from prehistoric times are quite common. Bone tools from prehistoric times are known but they are not common, whether because the hominins didn’t make as many or because, being organic, they decayed into dust over time.
Which thus leads to the obvious observation that bone and wood tools were also used but the rocks are all that generally survived.
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Re: Hand Axe Made of Bone Found in Ethiopia

Post by circumspice » Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:00 am

It's amazing to me that even a few perishable artifacts from so long ago have been preserved. Wow.
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