Sunday, March 13, 2011

HOMO ERECTUS HAD A "TOOL MILL" IN CHINA SOME 600,000 YEARS AGO

A recent finding in central China of a prehistoric tool mill dates to 600,000 years ago. These were used by Homo Erectus in the Lushi Basin, South Luo River. The discovery was dated using pedostratigraphic analysis, optically stimulated luminescence, and magnetostratigraphic analysis which authenticated the aforementioned period.

Basically, the Lushi Basin site shows that Home Erectus actually had some sort of tool factory (100 stone implements were found), where flake and core technology, similar to other tools used by Home Erectus and found in China at other sites, proving that they actually were organized at a greater level of sophistication then previously thought.

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