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Researchers find ancient stone tools in India

The human migration out of Africa reached south India more than a million years ago, newly discovered stone tools indicate. Full story

35,000-year-old stone ax is oldest known tool

A 35,000-year-old stone ax discovered in northern Australia is the oldest known tool with ground edges, researchers reported on Saturday (Nov. 6). Full story

First cannibals ate each other for extra nutrition

The world's first known human cannibals ate each other to satisfy their nutritional needs, concludes a new study of the remains of cannibal feasts consumed about one million years ago. Full story

9,000-year-old house reveals Stone Age lifestyle

The house was surrounded by buried mounds of burnt hazelnut shells and stocked with stone tools, according to archaeologists working on the project and a published report. Full story

Wild chimps upgrade termite-fishing tool

"New and improved" could describe a brush-tipped probe invented by wild chimpanzees in Africa that found it did a better job than previous versions of the tool at gathering termites for consumption, according to a new study. Full story

Greek dig unearths Neolithic household gear

A 6,000 year-old set of household gear, including crockery and two wood-fired ovens, has been found in the buried ruins of a prehistoric farmhouse in northern Greece, officials said Thursday. Full story

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Sterkfontein Caves in South Africa
Sterkfontein Caves in South Africa

A group of tourists are guided through the Sterkfontein Caves in South Africa, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009. The caves are the best-known of a dozen sites in the area where a wealth of important fossils and stone tools have been found.