Stone Age Lucy changes history
By T.K. Randall
August 13, 2010 · 11 comments
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Scientists have found evidence that stone tools were used to cut meat almost 1 million years earlier than thought.
The discovery which was made in Ethiopia completely rewrites the history books, extends the Stone Age back almost 1 million years and adds a whole new chapter to the story of our past.
Scientists have discovered evidence of the use of stone tools to eat meat 3. 4 million years ago – 800,000 years earlier than previously thought. The find means that our first ancestor to use tools was not Homo "the handy man" Hablis but Australopithecus afarensis, the half ape, half human, nicknamed "Lucy" when her skeleton was found in 1976.
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