WTAP featured in Scientific American

The WTAP team’s research at Lomekwi 3 – dated to 3.3 million-years-old and featuring the world’s oldest known traces of stone tool technology – is featured in the May 2017 edition of Scientific American magazine. The article is written by Kate Wong, who spent 2 weeks with us at our field camp in July 2016 as part of her research into the origins of toolmaking and using, and what it means for understanding the origins of humanity. The cover features an artistic impression of an early hominin knapping Lomekwian tools using the bipolar technique.

If you would like to read Kate’s article featuring our work, you can find Scientific American at all good newstands, or visit this link: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/ancient-stone-tools-force-rethinking-of-human-origins/

The New Origins of Technology

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