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Archaeologists Identify Oldest Spear Points
November 15, 2012
A collaborative study found that human ancestors were making stone-tipped weapons 500,000 years ago at the South African archaeological site of Kathu Pan 1--200,000 years earlier than previously thought.
Arizona State University
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