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From Stone Age chips to microchips: How tiny tools may have made us human

March 12, 2019 - General

Anthropologists have long made the case that tool-making is one of the key behaviors that separated our human ancestors from other primates. A new paper, however, argues that it was not tool-making that set hominins apart — it was the miniaturization of tools.

The iconic, tear-drop shaped hand axe, which filled a human palm, required a large toolkit to produce (left),
in contrast to a toolkit for tiny flakes [Credit: Emory…

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