So it’s sort of like your great-uncle and aunt made the tools, not your great-grandparents. And that’s supposed to make all the difference? Meanwhile, another “subhuman” candidate to scratch off the list.
Homo erectus had language, says cognitive scientist
Everett certainly has a point. It is hard to imagine organizing the construction, launch, and navigation of such craft without language. How would an erectus get co-operation without explaining the idea?
Researchers: Neanderthals used same tech as modern humans, contrary to theory
The Neanderthal has demonstrated his inferiority by his complete inability to be as stupid as evolution theory requires.
Dear Darwin, We have finally found an explanation for teaching! – Researchers
The problem that would be obvious to anyone but the researchers (apparently) is that everyone involved in the study knew what was going on in the big picture and that what they were doing didn’t really matter. The opposite would be true of our ancestors.
Did humans really make the artifacts found at 29 kya in a cave in Mexico?
One suggestion is that the misshapen tools were made by novices. We likely need more discoveries to tell.
Thousands of Denisovan tools found, also bracelets and tiaras?
From 50,000 years ago? We didn’t even know Denisovans existed before 2010.
Researchers: Tools from 2.6 million years ago have been found
Researcher: “By 2.6 million years ago, they were beginning to understand the relationship between the folk physics of where to strike something, and how hard to hit it, and what angles to select,” … Well, you have to start somewhere.
Cockatoos can learn to adjust tools
From ScienceDaily: Captive Goffins are capable of inventing and manipulating tools, even though they aren’t known to use tools habitually. The authors of the present study investigated two questions: do Goffins adjust tool properties to save effort, and if so, how accurately can they adjust tool dimensions for the task? The authors supplied six adult Read More…
Stone tools found in Saudi Arabia from 300,000 years ago
At the time, Saudi Arabia was a grassy plain with many lakes: Archaeologist Patrick Roberts of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History and his colleagues recently discovered a handful of stone tools in a sandy layer of soil beneath the dry traces of a shallow Pleistocene lake at Ti’s al Ghadah, Read More…
Dispute over recent find of tools on Madagascar from 10,500 ya
Earlier, we wrote about human habitation of Madagascar being pushed back 6000 years. Now that claim is disputed due to lack of evidence besides tools: “These finds of cut-marked bones seem to predate any evidence of humans. Not only is there an absence of human remains [from that time], but there is an absence of Read More…