Re: 2.5 Million ya tools found

Ed Conrad (
Wed, 29 Jan 1997 00:19:54 GMT

On Thu, 23 Jan 97, (Chris McFarlane)
wrote to

> A team that includes a New Zealander has dug up what may be
> the oldest stone tools ever, in Ethiopia; and Kate Hawksby reports
> it means rewriting the history books.
> KH:
> A high tech tool to an early hominid, to us they're very old stones.
> More than 2.5 million years old.

Pardon my intrusion.
I THOUGHT you said 250 million.
I figured, maybe its proof that the Older Gentleman who had whittled
the tree branch into my ax handle -- its surface now transformed to a
coal-like state -- in pre-Pennsylvania back in 250,000,000 BC. (give
or take 30-60 million years) also had a primitive ancestor who used
stone tools.