Stone Tools Homo 2010

Stone Tools Homo 2010 - Stone Tools and Homo Homo appears...

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Stone Tools and Homo Homo appears to have been the first humans to make stone tools : they were very simple Rock that forms a conchoidal fracture can be flintknapped into predictable forms In flintknapping, you hit the edge of a rock and knock off a piece The piece that comes off is called a flake (Whittaker 1994)
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A typical flake ventral or inside surface (Whittaker 1994) Note how the force of hitting made ripples, like water in a pond This is what is meant by a conchoidal fracture
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A hammerstone is used for hard-hammer percussion to knock off flakes To recognize a hammerstone, we look for battering marks and sometimes the fingerholds are polished A hammerstone is an artifact : an object made, used, or altered by humans (Whittaker 1994)
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Wikipedia.com These first tools are called Olduwan pebble choppers Olduwan because they were first found at Olduvai Gorge; Pebble because they are made from pebbles; Chopper refers to how they were used
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Stone Tools Richard Leakey named H. habilis because it made stone tools. These first tools are called the Olduwan pebble chopper
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