Oldowan Industry Chopper

Illustration

Emma Groeneveld
by José-Manuel Benito Álvarez
published on 02 March 2023
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Stone tool chopper belonging to the Oldowan tool industry (c. 2.6-1 million years ago). Oldowan tools overlap in terms of time with Homo habilis, Homo rudolfensis, and Homo erectus, as well as with later Australopithecines, and it is possible that all of these may have used stone tools to some, varying extent. However, most scientists agree that Homo probably made and used tools more habitually, because its teeth got smaller and brains almost doubled in size over the first million years of the Oldowan industry.

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