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Stone Tool Discovery in Armenia Gives Insight into Human Innovation 325,000 Years Ago

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posted on Sep, 27 2014 @ 10:13 AM
The discovery of obsidian tools at the sight was another major plus in this discovery.

You have to wonder who came up with the idea on how to fasten a stone point to a shaft ? Fire hardened sharpened sticks used a spears no doubt worked for a long time before the fist flint was ever attached .... Flint cut meat.. humm good ... put on stick cut from far away
hummm good

An analysis of about 3,000 stone tools from a 325,000-year-old archaeological site near the village of Nor Geghi in the Kotayk Province of Armenia challenges the theory held by many scientists that the so-called Levallois stone tool-making technique was invented in Africa and then spread across the world as the human population expanded.

posted on Sep, 27 2014 @ 10:53 AM
I recently read a story on 500,000 year old spear heads from Heidelbergensis. Pretty cool huh.

A University of Toronto-led team of anthropologists has found evidence that human ancestors used stone-tipped weapons for hunting 500,000 years ago – 200,000 years earlier than previously thought. - See more at:

posted on Sep, 27 2014 @ 11:14 AM
For some reason i thought humans had only been around for about 200,000 years?

posted on Sep, 27 2014 @ 11:26 AM
a reply to: 727Sky

This is awesome! Its amazing that they are able to find stuff that's so incredibly old like this.

I love science!

posted on Sep, 27 2014 @ 11:34 AM
a reply to: xXSvenXx
Sapiens maybe. But sapiens are the last existing species within the homo genus, and not the oldest.

Homo means human in Latin. Homo heidelbergensis Had stone tipped spears a long time before Sapiens and Neanderthal.
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posted on Sep, 27 2014 @ 04:01 PM
Seems a pretty natural thing to do to me.....
Its kind of an obvious improvement.....I shouldn't be surprised if we did this kind of spear points from near the beginning ....we weren't stupid back then....

posted on Sep, 27 2014 @ 04:20 PM
Please continue this conversation in the existing thread. Thanks.

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