Tiny Flakes Tell a Story of Tool Use 300,000 Years Ago

Tiny chips of flint discovered by archaeologists at the Lower Paleolithic site of Schöningen, Lower Saxony.

When prehistoric people re-sharpened cutting tools 300,000 years ago, they dropped tiny chips of flint – which today yield evidence of how wood was processed by early humans. (Image: via Scientific Reports)

New Clues Answer Questions to Early Civilization in the United States

Female archaeologist with mastadon bones.

Using radiocarbon techniques, researchers were able to date the artifacts origins to about 14,550 years ago. (Image: via Florida State University)