[Edling] World’s oldest butchery tools gave evolutionary edge to human communication

Francis Hult francis.hult at englund.lu.se
Fri Jan 16 17:14:53 UTC 2015


UC Berkeley News Center



World’s oldest butchery tools gave evolutionary edge to human communication



Two and a half million years ago, our hominin ancestors in the African savanna crafted rocks into shards that could slice apart a dead gazelle, zebra or other game animal. Over the next 700,000 years, this butchering technology spread throughout the continent and, it turns out, came to be a major evolutionary force, according to new research from UC Berkeley, the University of Liverpool and the University of St. Andrews, both in the UK.



Full story:
https://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2015/01/13/stone-age-tools/
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