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First exhaustive analysis of use-wear traces on basalt tools from Olduvai

July 22, 2020 - General

The Centro Nacional de Investigacion sobre la Evolucion humana (CENIEH) has participated in an experimental study published recently in the journal Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, on the possible uses of tools fashioned from basalts—volcanic rocks that are highly abundant—at the Olduvai Gorge sites in Tanzania. It is the first exhaustive analysis of the relationships between the petrological characteristics of this raw…

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