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Early humans deliberately recycled flint to create tiny, sharp tools

May 30, 2019 - General

A new Tel Aviv University study finds that prehistoric humans “recycled” discarded or broken flint tools 400,000 years ago to create small, sharp utensils with specific functions. These recycled tools were then used with great precision and accuracy to perform specific tasks involved in the processing of animal products and vegetal materials.

Experimental activity of cutting tubers with a small recycled flake and a close-up
of its…

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