Tag: Stone tools

New Dig Site Proves Stone Tools Were Invented Earlier Than Previous Estimate Of 2.58 Million Years Ago

A team of researchers unearthed a collection of stone tools that represent the oldest Oldowan technology ever found. The over 300 pieces of artifacts were extracted from an excavation site in Ethiopia.

Ancient June 4, 2019

Archaeologists And Biologists Join Forces To Investigate Sea Otter Tools

A team of researchers observed sea otters in California over a decade to investigate how the sea mammals use stone tools to crack open their meals. One of their findings claimed that sea otters might be right-handed.

Earth/Environment March 16, 2019

Stone Tools Found In Algeria Could Rewrite Existing Theories On Human Origins

Researchers revealed that East Africa might not be the cradle of humanity after ancient stone tools were found in Algeria. Instead, hominins and their tools independently evolved all over Africa.

Ancient December 1, 2018

Neanderthals Could Make Fire Using Prehistoric Stone Tools

The Neanderthals were able to produce their own fire. Researchers found microscopic wear on prehistoric stone tools that are produced by a type of rock-striking to produce sparks.

Ancient July 21, 2018

Capuchin Monkeys Make Stone Tools Believed To Be Unique To Humans

Capuchin monkeys in Brazil produce sharp stone flakes, a behavior believed to be unique to humans and their ancestors. The primates, however, do not see a purpose in these stone tools.

Animals October 19, 2016

Ancient Stone Tools Used To Butcher Rhinoceros, Other Animals Shed Light On Survival Skills Of Early Humans

Stone tools discovered in a former oasis in Jordan have animal residues such as blood. The discovery suggests early humans in Middle East have butchered animals for food.

Ancient August 10, 2016

Capuchin Monkeys In Brazil Use Stone Tools For At Least 700 Years

Capuchin monkeys in Brazil use stone tools to open cashew nuts. Stone tools unearthed by archaeologists revealed these animals have been using tool technology for at least 700 years, before Christopher Columbus arrived in the New World.

Animals July 13, 2016

Ancient Bones Suggest Neanderthals Practiced Cannibalism 40,000 Years Ago

A new study suggests late Neanderthals not only buried their dead, but they also probably butchered and fashioned them into tools as well. The findings raise many questions about the lives of these prehistoric humans.

Ancient July 8, 2016

Secrets Of First Americans Uncovered From Mastodon Bones

Clovis hunters were not the first inhabitants of North America after all, a new find suggests. Humans were butchering mastodons in Florida 15 centuries before their arrival.

Ancient May 14, 2016

Do Chimpanzees Believe In God? Mysterious Chimp Behavior Could Be A Form Of Sacred Ritual

Chimpanzees in West Africa exhibit stone-throwing behaviors, camera traps captured. Researchers said this practice may signify cultural elements and early sacred rituals.

March 5, 2016

10,000-Year-Old Stone Tools Unearthed in Seattle: What These Reveal About Ancient Humans

Archaeologists have unearthed stone tools in Bear Creek in Redmond, Washington, which are said to have been created and used some 10,000 years ago. The new discovery may reveal details about the settlement, survival techniques and technology of ancient humans.

September 14, 2015

Chimpanzees May Possess Hands More Evolved Than The Human Hand

Human hands may have changed little from those of ancient ancestors while chimps' hands have continued to evolve, researchers say. The finding contradicts belief that human hands evolved as we began to create stone tools.

July 14, 2015

45,000-Year-Old Stone Tools From Cave In Jordan Hint How Humans Started Specializing Different Skills

Scientists dig deep into caves to find out how humans' prehistoric ancestors used various tools in their day-to-day lives.

Animals June 16, 2015

Archaeologists Unearth Stone Tools Believed To Be Oldest Ever Found

A discovery shows our early ancestors were making tools long before the emergence of the modern human lineage, researchers say. Tools unearthed in Kenya date back to 3.3 million years ago.

Animals April 16, 2015

Scientists Unearth Oldest Stone Tools In Kenya Made 3.3 Million Years Ago

Scientists discover the older stone tools made by humans dating back to 3.3 million years in Kenya. The newly discovered tools are also 500,000 older than modern-day human species.

Animals April 16, 2015

Surprise! Humans Began Using Tools Earlier Than Previously Thought

By studying the hand bones of the Australopithecus africanus, researchers found that these ape-like human ancestors had human-like hands capable of using stone tools.

Animals January 23, 2015

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