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Macaques use stones as hammers to smash open food items like shellfish and nuts. Lydia V. Luncz hide caption

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Stone flakes made by modern monkeys trigger big questions about early humans

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Assortment of Early and Middle Stone Age tools found in the Olorgesailie Basin, Kenya. The tool at left is a hand axe. Jay Reed/NPR hide caption

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Scientists Are Amazed By Stone Age Tools They Dug Up In Kenya

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Middle Palaeolithic artifacts recently excavated from Attirampakkam, an archaeological site in present-day southern India. The artifacts suggest the technique used to make them spread across the world long before researchers previously thought. Sharma Centre for Heritage Education, India/Nature hide caption

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