African Bone Tools Dispute Key Idea About Human Evolution

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Life Science, Geoscience
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
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English
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This site from National Geographic details a study that argues, based on the bone tools and other recent discoveries, that "behavioral modernity" first evolved in Africa and has a much longer history than most archaeologists believe. The study uses bone tools more than 70,000 years old as evidence that modern behavior evolved before humans migrated to Europe.

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