The Evidence Of Cultural Behavior

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About 3.5 million years ago, before people began to use fire, africans began to do something different. African populations began to make tools by chipping away a chunk of stone until it turned into a proper shape, a cutting tool, arrow, spear tip, and many more. During the different time periods, these tools were given complicated names like Acheulean and Mousterian which showed the growth as they progressed in the making of tools. Some of the tools that have survived over the ages like hand axes and spears which may not seem useful today actually made survival possible but nobody rarely ever notices it. Chopper, or Oldowan tools are the oldest-known stone tools traced back as far as 2.5 million years ago. They are named after Tanzania’s Olduvai Gorge where they were first recognized. These tools are a milestone in human evolutionary history and (They) were (also) the earliest evidence of cultural behavior. The popularity of these tools indicates that early humans had learned and could recognize the differences between types of rocks and minerals. Oldowan tools, however, may not even be the oldest stone tools. Some tools may be so decayed we can’t know whether or not if there are anymore of these stone tools. Oldowan tools are the earliest tools we can trace. Oldowan tools were purposely rounded to increase toolmaking control. The best flakes were struck from the crystalline stones such as basalt, quartz, or chert. People used these tools to cut the meat off the bones,
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