Neanderthals Wielded Fire to Make Digging Sticks 170,000 Years Ago In Italy

PNAS published a new paper documenting Neanderthals wielded fire to shape wooden tools as early as 171,000 years ago. The tools, or digging sticks, are still in use today. They are useful for digging up roots and tubers. They are also useful in hunting animals in burrows or pounding and grinding herbs. They way they... Continue Reading →

Gorillas with Weapons and Mirror Neurons & Macaques

If you don't follow my other blog but are interested in tool use, I just blogged about gorillas who have been seen using clumps of grass and branches as weapons as well as the new research which links macaque tool use and mirror neurons at Primatology.net. John Hawks also covered the macaque & mirror neuron... Continue Reading →

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