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Tiny stone tools including poison-tipped arrowheads the size of a RAISIN reveal how miniaturization became a ... Daily Mail

A tiny sliver of crystal quartz no larger than a raisin has shed extraordinary new light on the unique adaptations that set humans apart from all other primates. Though tool-use has long been hailed as trademark of humanity, we're not the only species to do this; ...

From Stone Age chips to microchips: How tiny tools may have made us human EurekAlert (press release)

Anthropologists have long made the case that tool-making is one of the key behaviors that separated our human ancestors from other primates. A new paper, however, argues that it was not tool-making that set hominins apart -- it was the miniaturization of ...

The miniaturization of tools is a specifically human trait Earth.com

New research proposes that miniaturization is a central tendency in hominin technologies that dates back at least 2.6 million years.

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