Re: Tool use in australopithicenes

Brad Woodcock (
19 Jul 1995 18:08:49 GMT (HARRY R. ERWIN) writes:

>J Sharpe ( wrote:
>: ---trimmed---
>: Did the Australopithicenes use stone tools (ie, the Oldowan tool industry),
>: or did they not come around into H. habilis showed up?

>The robusts were apparently stone tool-users. Whether the gracials were
>prior to habilis is moot last I heard.

>Harry Erwin
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Can we get a citation on this? Last I heard (May 1995) no evidence at all
had been found that was reasonably accepted that indicated that
australopiths used tools of any kind. I personally believe that they did,
but the evidence was completely lacking when I studied human evolution this

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