3.3-million-year-old stone tools from Lomekwi 3, West Turkana, Kenya

@article{Harmand201533millionyearoldST,
  title={3.3-million-year-old stone tools from Lomekwi 3, West Turkana, Kenya},
  author={Sonia Harmand and Jason E. Lewis and Craig S. Feibel and Christopher J Lepre and Sandrine Prat and Arnaud Lenoble and Xavier Bo{\"e}s and Rhonda L Quinn and Michel Brenet and Adri{\'a}n Arroyo and Nicholas Taylor and Sophie Cl{\'e}ment and Guillaume Daver and Jean-Philip Brugal and Louise N. Leakey and Richard A. Mortlock and James D. Wright and Sammy Lokorodi and Christopher Kirwa and Dennis V. Kent and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Roche},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2015},
  volume={521},
  pages={310-315}
}
Human evolutionary scholars have long supposed that the earliest stone tools were made by the genus Homo and that this technological development was directly linked to climate change and the spread of savannah grasslands. [...] Key Method The Lomekwi 3 knappers, with a developing understanding of stone’s fracture properties, combined core reduction with battering activities. Given the implications of the Lomekwi 3 assemblage for models aiming to converge environmental change, hominin evolution and technological…Expand

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