Olduvai Stone Chopping Tool

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Jade Koekoe
published on 09 January 2017
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Stone chopping tool. 1.8 - 2 million years old. Found in Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania.

This chopping tool is an example of the oldest known objects deliberately made by humans. This tool was found with the fossil remains of an extinct human ancestor, and together they prove that human life, and the first technology, began in Africa.

This image was taken at the National Museum of Australia in the British Museum travelling exhibition A History of the World in 100 (and 1) Objects.

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Jade Koekoe
Jade is a Librarian with an avid interest in Roman and Greek architecture and ancient Middle-Eastern cultures.

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Koekoe, J. (2017, January 09). Olduvai Stone Chopping Tool. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/6213/olduvai-stone-chopping-tool/

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