Stone Spears Arrived Earlier Than Thought

Congratulations, homo heidelbergensis

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 15, 2012 5:12 PM CST

(Newser) – Our ancestors figured out how make stone-tipped spears about half a million years ago, significantly earlier than thought, reports Scientific American. Artifacts found in South Africa push back their arrival 200,000 years and suggest they predated Neanderthals. It now appears that a species named...   Read full story »


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