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Acheulean Stone Tools

The Acheulean is a technological tradition characterized by an incredibly long history in the human cultural record across unprecedented geographical spans. The Acheulean uniquely includes the first appearance of the bifacial tool known as the handaxe.

Ancient stone tools show the pace of remarkable technological enhancements over time

Scientists have unearthed more than 350 ancient tools in Konso, Ethiopia that were used by humans' ancient ancestors. The tools, which span roughly 1 million years of evolution, show a gradual progression to more refined shaping.

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Discussing paleolithic and neolithic artefacts in their archaeological and historical context

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Neanderthals learned to create specialized cutting and scraping tools by chipping away at the edge of a rock.

grattoir Laugerie Haute This Solutrean double-ended scraper made from a blade is from Laugerie Haute. The scars of two previously removed blades can be seen on one side and the smooth surface of the detachment flake can be seen on the other. Single and double ended scrapers are one of the most common tool forms that have been found on sites around the world. This scraper is made of a very high quality semi-translucent grey ch

grattoir Laugerie Haute This Solutrean double-ended scraper made from a blade is from Laugerie Haute. The scars of two previously removed blades can be seen on one side and the smooth surface of the detachment flake can be seen on the other. Single and double ended scrapers are one of the most common tool forms that have been found on sites around the world. This scraper is made of a very high quality semi-translucent grey ch

An array of stone tools discovered in northern Utah — including the largest instrument of its kind ever recorded, and what’s likely the first evidence of mammoth hunting in the region — may change what we know about the ancient inhabitants of the Great Basin, archaeologists say.

An array of stone tools discovered in northern Utah — including the largest instrument of its kind ever recorded — may change what we know about the ancient inhabitants of.

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Left: Blombos Still Bay points. Right: Howiesons Poort baked tools of quartz.

ca. 5,000 BCE. Neolithic stone beads from early settlements in Sahara, North Africa. Using simple hand-carved tools, stones were placed on a grooved stone and  pecked out from both sides which was difficult, nonetheless, modern means cannot duplicate them. Tubular beads were even more difficult and came later in the Bronze Age in West Asia and the Indus Valley. Holes are generally not smooth nor even. SItes show many beads were broken in the process.

Neolithic beads from early settlements in Sahara, North Africa, 5000 BCE - AMBAR

Bifaz lanceolado de cuarcita procedente de Atapuerca (Burgos, España), datado en unos 350 000 años.

Lower Paleolithic biface viewed from both its superior and inferior surface. Lower Paleolithic humans used a variety of stone tools, including hand axes and choppers.

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