Neanderthal Tools A biface Acheulean tool containing a fossil (right) from West Tofts, England, according to Bahn, 2000, unknown scale. The other tools are Mousterean (Usually Neanderthal) bifaced Acheulean, carefully shaped on non-local raw materials. (Pech de l’Azé I, niveau 4, Soressi, 2002; Chez Pinaud, US07, photo E. Claud), Scale (using the black bar) 1 cm
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Turkana Boy- Homo Ergaster, son of Homo Erectus Africanus, father of Homo Heidelbergensis, Cro-magnon and Neanderthal. Thought to live 1.8 -1.3 million years ago. Developed tools from Oldawan to Acheulean. Brother of the Asian Homo Erectus line.
For decades scientists believed Neanderthals developed "modern" tools and ornaments solely through contact with Homo sapiens, but new research now shows these sturdy ancients could adapt, innovate and evolve technology on their own.
Votive figure Period: Early Dynastic III Date: ca. 2600–2350 B.C. Geography: Mesopotamia Culture: Sumerian Medium: Stone, white Dimensions: H. 41.3 x W. 14.5 x D. 13.5 cm (16 1/4 x 5 3/4 x 5 3/8 in.) Classification: Stone Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1950 Accession Number: 50.112.2 MET