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Tool culture trend

With evolution, tools become more refined; sharper, made with more detail and more flakes removed

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oldowan tool

(pebble tool) Used by homo habilis, used by Australopithecines
Simple, crudely fashioned - round cobble with top knocked off
Used to exploit environment; hunting fish, sharing food

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Acheulian tool

(hand axe) used by homo erectus
Usually 'tear drop' shape, many more flakes removed than oldowan tool
Pointy top and wide flat base
Butchering large game, scalping/removing skins & hides

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Mousterian tool

(Flake tool) used by neanderthal man
Smaller flakes removed, spear heads attached to wooden shaft
Used to prepare animal hide to make specific clothes and tents

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Upper palaeolithic tools

(blade tools) used by homo sapien, cromagnon man
Sharper, pointer, different materials used (ivory)
hunting, ornamental; tools were specific (hooks, needles)