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Unformatted text preview: 3. I would probably think that the selective pressures acting on early hominins would probably do very little then in the scope of selection besides initiating the use of these tools, because if they were easy to master then selective pressure may require the use of these tools, but it would be easy enough to master that the entire species would be able to use the tools to retain their fitness quite easily. This would change my ideas about who first used these tools only to think that a less evolved species would probably be the first ones and the tools would then have been used at an earlier stage than initially believed. 4. Oldawon tools were simply rocks or flakes that had been beaten and chipped to a point or edge and were used in all sorts of manners from hunting animals to digging tubers, or even wearing down a hide....
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- Fall '98