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Europe’s oldest stone hand axes emerge in Spain

Findings suggest that tool advance occurred by 900,000 years ago, much earlier than previously thought.

1:41pm, September 2, 2009

Europe’s Stone Age has taken an edgy turn. A new analysis finds that human ancestors living in what is now Spain fashioned double-edged stone cutting tools as early as 900,000 years ago, almost twice as long ago as previous estimates for this technological achievement in Europe.

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