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By Ben Marwick
University of Washington 

New dates for ancient stone tools in China point to local invention of complex technology


November 21, 2018

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Ben Marwick, University of Washington; Bo Li, University of Wollongong, and Hu Yue, University of Wollongong

(THE CONVERSATION) You probably think of new technologies as electronics you can carry in a pocket or wear on a wrist. But some of the most profound technological innovations in human evolution have been made out of stone. For most of the time that humans have been on Earth, they’ve chipped stone into useful shapes to make tools for all kinds of work.

In a study just p...

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