Started by drunkenshoe, January 28, 2023, 05:37:51 AM
QuoteThe discovery pushes the timeline of obsidian tool use back by an astonishing 500,000 years.Scientists have discovered a trove of nearly 600 obsidian hand-axes that were crafted more than 1.2 million years ago in Ethiopia by an unknown group of hominins, the family consisting of modern humans and our many extinct relatives, reports a new study. The discovery pushes the timeline of obsidian tool use back by an astonishing 500,000 years, and reveals that the hominins who lived in this part of Ethiopia, known as Melka Kunture, must have been considerably skilled crafters in order to work with this capricious material. ...
Quote from: drunkenshoe on January 28, 2023, 05:37:51 AMhttps://www.vice.com/en/article/n7zx77/archaeologists-discover-12-million-year-old-workshop-in-mind-blowing-find
Quote from: the_antithesis on January 28, 2023, 01:50:42 PMDid this ax shop go out of business because cheap axes from China were imported and flooded the market?
Quote from: ManUfan on January 28, 2023, 01:54:18 PMIs cheap plastic older than we think :)
Quote from: Unbeliever on January 28, 2023, 12:51:28 PMNah, I think God did it... 🤥
Quote from: Dark Lightning on January 28, 2023, 02:32:21 PMThose people may have been living in an ancient time, but they certainly weren't stupid. I see people alive today that wouldn't be able to figure out chipping obsidian to make an edged implement.
Quote from: the_antithesis on January 28, 2023, 01:56:13 PMYes. It used to be made of milk.
Quote from: Mike Cl on January 28, 2023, 02:16:28 PMYeah, I do too. But you cannot tell those ancient astronaut nuts that!