Early humans used tiny, flint 'surgical' tools to butcher elephants

September 13, 2019 - General

The Acheulian culture endured in the Levant for over a million years during the Lower Palaeolithic period (1.4 million to 400,000 years ago). Its use of bifaces or large cutting tools like hand axes and cleavers is considered a hallmark of its sophistication — or, some researchers would argue, the lack thereof.

Tiny flake from Revadim site: Reconstruction of hand grip during use
[Credit: Prof. Ran Barkai, Tel Aviv University]A new…

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