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Cave dwellers forged their tools in fire 300,000 years ago, Israeli study shows – The Times of Israel

Weizmann Institute findings based on AI analysis of flint from Qesem Cave, using tool-making re-enactment, hi-tech Raman spectroscopy, and machine learning



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Ancient man harnessed the power of fire to skillfully forge specific stone tools, some 300,000 years ago, according to a new study from researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science.
We cant know how they taught others the skill of toolmaking, what experience led them to heat the raw flint to different temperatures, or how they managed to control the process, but the fact that the longer blades are consistently heated in a different way than the other pieces does point to an intent, said Dr….

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