Dec 13, 2014

Homo erectus at Trinil on Java used shells for tool production and engraving | ReadCube Articles

The manufacture of geometric engravings is generally interpreted as indicative of modern cognition and behaviour. Key questions in the debate on the origin of such behaviour are whether this innovation is restricted to Homo sapiens, and whether it has a uniquely African origin. Here we report on a fossil freshwater shell assemblage from the Hauptknochenschicht (/`main bone layer/') of Trinil...

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