Black Fact of the Week: Kenya is Home to the Oldest Stone Tools in the World

oldest stone tools in kenya

In 2011, California scientists accidentally stumbled upon a goldmine of ancient stone tool technology while conducting research near Lake Turkana in Kenya. After launching a small excavation, the team of paleoanthropologist discovered nearly 200 stone flake tools that date back nearly 3.3 million years. Prior to the unearthing of these artifacts, the earliest known stone tools were 2.6 million-year-old gadgets uncovered at the site of Gona in Ethiopia. The Kenya findings predate the advent of the human genus, Homo, but indicate that toolmaking played a significant role in the emergence of the human race. #CoolStuff

Source: Science Mag 

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