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

  title={3.3-million-year-old stone tools from Lomekwi 3, West Turkana, Kenya},
  author={S. Harmand and J. E. Lewis and C. Feibel and C. Lepre and Sandrine Prat and A. Lenoble and X. Bo{\"e}s and R. Quinn and M. Brenet and Adri{\'a}n Arroyo and N. Taylor and S. Cl{\'e}ment and G. Daver and Jean-Philip Brugal and L. Leakey and R. Mortlock and J. Wright and Sammy Lokorodi and C. Kirwa and D. Kent and H. Roche},
  • S. Harmand, J. E. Lewis, +18 authors H. Roche
  • Published 2015
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • 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 Abstract
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