Hand Axe Made 1.4 Million Years Ago Shows Unexpected Sophistication

The 3-D symmetry and sharpened tip of the rare bone-based artifact shows advances only observed in sites half a million years later

Ruth Schuster
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Surprisingly sophisticated 1.4 million-year-old bone hand axe found at Konso, southern Ethiopia
Surprisingly sophisticated 1.4 million-year-old bone hand axe found at Konso, southern EthiopiaCredit: Berhane Asfaw