Prehistoric stone tools bear 500,000-year-old animal residue

19 marzo 2015

Among 500,000-year-old elephant remains at a Lower Paleolithic site in Revadim, Israel, archaeologists recently analyzed ‘hand axes’ and ‘scrapers,’ universally shaped and sized prehistoric stone tools, replete with animal residue. The research represents the first scientifically verified direct evidence for the precise use of Paleolithic stone tools: to process animal carcasses and hides.