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November 20th, 2009
Spark Blog: Video - Making Stone Tools Is Sooo Millions of Years Ago

John Shea at Stony Brook University is one of the best stone toolmakers on the planet today, keeping alive the technologies used by our most ancient ancestors. As a paleoanthropologist, his interest is in recreating these once-ubiquitous tools to learn more about the early hominids who relied on them for survival. In this web-exclusive video, John Shea teaches Alan Alda some of the ins and outs of toolmaking… Do you think you can tell the difference between a stone that’s been worked by a person and one that’s been broken by nature?

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