The Invention of Stone Tools
How Change Happens: A Theory of Philosophy of History. Social Change and Cultural Evolution, Best Publications Limited, 2013
6 Pages Posted: 25 Oct 2016 Last revised: 15 Nov 2016
Date Written: October 21, 2016
This paper was written to study the development of stone tool technology throughout the stone age. It finds the technology developed with the simplest discoveries being made first and more complex discoveries being made later. The chemical structure and properties of the raw materials determined that stone tools could be useful to humans and overtime people learnt to make better and better stone tools. The improvements occurred in an order that was necessary and inevitable with later improvements building upon earlier improvements and is an illustration of how ever increasing human knowledge drives technology and human social and cultural evolution forward.
Keywords: stone tools, stone age, pre history, pre historic, oldowan, acheulian, homo habilius, homo erectus, mousterian, upper paleolithic, paleolithic
JEL Classification: A00
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