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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Nov 2020 9:17 p.m. PST

…barbed bone point

"A type of bone tool generally thought to have been invented by Stone Age humans got its start among hominids that lived hundreds of thousands of years before Homo sapiens evolved, a new study concludes.

A set of 52 previously excavated but little-studied animal bones from East Africa's Olduvai Gorge includes the world's oldest known barbed bone point, an implement probably crafted by now-extinct Homo erectus at least 800,000 years ago, researchers say. Made from a piece of a large animal's rib, the artifact features three curved barbs and a carved tip, the team reports in the November Journal of Human Evolution…"

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Zyphyr04 Nov 2020 1:49 a.m. PST

So, when a Homo Sapiens uses one would it count as cultural appropriation?

Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2020 7:20 a.m. PST

It would seem that way.

Pan Marek04 Nov 2020 7:20 a.m. PST

Ah, but they did not copyright it.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2020 11:19 a.m. PST

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Stryderg04 Nov 2020 11:50 a.m. PST

Since they were not copyrighted, does anyone have a copy in PDF format that I can download?

rmaker04 Nov 2020 2:16 p.m. PST

Since when were Homo erectus "not humans"?

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