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Humanity's First Stemmed Tool

Age: Aterian Period: 25,000 - 45,000 Years Old

Discovered: North Africa

This early man artifact is the oldest stemmed tool ever discovered and was made by an extinct species of upright walking homid, related to homosapians. This unifacial shoulder point shows the very beginnings of inverse re-touching and was able to be tied to a stick. This technological breakthrough was made at a time when our early ancestors were compeating with the largest mammals on the planet for survival.

Humanity's First Stemmed Tool

SKU: Humanity's First Stemmed Tool #5
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