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They were stringing us a line about Neanderthals

Who apparently made the oldest known string. The thing is, they’re going to have to find another subhuman. The trouble is, Darwinism needs a subhuman; otherwise, the human race has no Darwinian beginning. Any thoughts as to who will be voted the next one? Read More ›

Bone tools from Africa dated to 90,000 years ago

“Africa’s Stone Age was also a Bone Age,” we are told: Ancient Africans took bone tools to a new level around 90,000 years ago by making pointed knives out of animals’ ribs, scientists say. Before then, bone tools served as simpler, general-purpose cutting devices. Members of northern Africa’s Aterian culture, which originated roughly 145,000 years ago, started crafting sharp-tipped bone knives as fish and other seafood increasingly became dietary staples, researchers suggest online October 3 in PLOS ONE…  Bruce Bower, “A 90,000-year-old bone knife hints special tools appeared early in Africa” at Science News Paper. (open access) Meanwhile, the world’s oldest fishing nets (29,000 years ago) may have been discovered in Korea: The 14 stone sinkers were discovered in the Maedun Read More ›