Evidence for stone-tool-assisted consumption of animal tissues before 3.39 million years ago at Dikika, Ethiopia

@article{McPherron2010EvidenceFS,
  title={Evidence for stone-tool-assisted consumption of animal tissues before 3.39 million years ago at Dikika, Ethiopia},
  author={S. McPherron and Z. Alemseged and C. Marean and J. Wynn and Denn{\'e} Reed and D. Geraads and R. Bobe and Hamdallah B{\'e}arat},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2010},
  volume={466},
  pages={857-860}
}
  • S. McPherron, Z. Alemseged, +5 authors Hamdallah Béarat
  • Published 2010
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • The oldest direct evidence of stone tool manufacture comes from Gona (Ethiopia) and dates to between 2.6 and 2.5 million years (Myr) ago. At the nearby Bouri site several cut-marked bones also show stone tool use approximately 2.5 Myr ago. Here we report stone-tool-inflicted marks on bones found during recent survey work in Dikika, Ethiopia, a research area close to Gona and Bouri. On the basis of low-power microscopic and environmental scanning electron microscope observations, these bones… CONTINUE READING
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