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

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Forrester, Rochelle, The Invention of Stone Tools (October 21, 2016). How Change Happens: A Theory of Philosophy of History. Social Change and Cultural Evolution, Best Publications Limited, 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2858625 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2858625

Rochelle Forrester (Contact Author)

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