1.9-million- and 2.4-million-year-old artifacts and stone tool–cutmarked bones from Ain Boucherit, Algeria

  title={1.9-million- and 2.4-million-year-old artifacts and stone tool–cutmarked bones from Ain Boucherit, Algeria},
  author={Mohamed Sahnouni and Josep M. Par{\'e}s and Mathieu Duval and Isabel C{\'a}ceres and Zoheir Harichane and Jan van der Made and Alfredo P{\'e}rez-Gonz{\'a}lez and Salah Abdessadok and Nadia Kandi and Abdelkader Derradji and Mohamed Medig and Kamel Boulaghraif and Sileshi Semaw},
  pages={1297 - 1301}
Early humans in northern Africa Evidence for the earliest stone tools produced by human ancestors (from ∼2.6 million years ago) has hitherto come from East Africa. Sahnouni et al. report the discovery of Oldowan stone artifacts and associated cutmarks on fossil bones excavated in Algeria, with the earliest dated to 2.4 million years ago. Thus, hominins inhabited the Mediterranean fringe in North Africa earlier than commonly believed. Furthermore, either stone tool manufacture and use dispersed… 
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