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Earliest Tool Industries
By Anna Garbien
What is a tool?
Any physical item that can be used to achieve a goal
The first tools were made over 2.5 million years ago
Oldowan Industry 
Gona, Ethiopia
Who made the first tools?
Oldowan tools are made up of:
  • Cores
  • Flakes
  • Hammers
Cores are lumps of stone
Flakes are fragments of cores
Uses?
Cracking
 
Scraping

Chopping
Acheulean Industry
Named after a town in northern France, Saint- Acheul
Who made Acheulean tools?
Acheulean tools are made up of:
  • Hand axes
  • Cleavers
  • Choppers
  • Flakes
Uses?
Butchering 

Slicing

Digging 

Chopping

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