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The Tool-Making Animal

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Collection of sharp tools made from stone. Caption: Stone-tool technology designed to create sharp edges.

Though tool use is not unique to humans, their sophistication and degree of reliance upon them is unique, and sets humans apart from other species. So when did human tool-making begin, and why? And what does the use of tools reveal about the evolution of human ancestors? Paleoanthropologist Tim White reveals the answers in this short video.

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