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Tuesday, 27 November 2012
An early and enduring advanced technology originating 71,000 years ago in South Africa
Brown, K.S., Marean, C.W., Jacobs, Z.,
Schoville, B.J., Oestmo, S., Fisher, E.C., Bernatchez, J., Karkanas, P.,
Matthews, T., 2012. An early and enduring advanced technology originating
71,000 years ago in South Africa. Nature advance online publication.
The earliest microliths found so far, thought be
hafted in arrows, these finds bring the complex technological indicators of the
emergence of modern human behavior further back towards the anatomical
appearance of Homo sapiens.The authors
argue for a complex manufacturing process, including heat