Earliest tools

28 Sep 1995 20:33:08 GMT

Just to try to start a discussion on something other than moistened
pliocene bints, I wonder if anyone could tell me the current
thought on the earliest relatively firm evidence of stone
tools, however minimally crafted. Back when I was taking
paleo anth, hominids were only known back 2My, and stone tools
were present all the way back. With hominids now back to about
4.5My, I was wondering where the trail of accompanying flints
stops. I recall reading that the Leakeys proposed that h. habilis
was the first flint crafter. Is this accepted?

vincent@triumf.ca <== faster % Pete Vincent
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