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Ancient stone tools found on Sulawesi, but who made them remains a mystery

Limestone ‘tower’ karst region of Maros in the south of Sulawesi, where Leang Burung 2 is located.
D.P. McGahan , Author provided

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Week 3 of the SC17

The third week of the Iccrom SC17 has been dedicated to Alteration and decay, which is the third module of the course.

Monday was spent in the National laboratory of Sciences for study and conservation of Cultural Heritage (LANCIC) – Institute of Physics, UNAM. 334 more words

Short Courses

First evidence of bone use in China

The following information is from the weblog of Paleoanthropologist Dr John Hawks:

“Luc Doyon and colleagues document several pieces of bone that were used in the process of removing fine, small flakes from the edges of stone artifacts, called “retouchers” 226 more words


The Role of Climate Change on Early Human Society & Creativity in Kenya’s Olorgesailie Basin

Based on the following three recently published Science studies, in order to survive the climate chances 320,000 ago, early humans in East Africa created complex tools, traded and maybe even developed symbolic language. 384 more words


Qesem Cave's 400,000 Year Old Stone Tool Making Classroom

Israel’s Qesem cave is approx. 12 km east of Tel Aviv. At 420,000 to 220,000 years old, it is a lower Paleolithic site. Qesem cave has flint blades, scrapers, knives, as well as flakes and hammer stones. 289 more words


Giant handaxes suggest that different groups of early humans coexisted in ancient Europe


Multiple waves of migration, ebb and flow of civilizations. Cooperation and co-mingling… all anathema to academic arrogance and cultural superiority… well, suck it!! It isn’t either or, it is AND… 21 more words

History, Archeology, Science

The Shape of a Point

by Elizabeth S Paynter  – CART Lab Director

There are many characteristics that help categorize a projectile point and identify what time period it was created. 417 more words