A new internet resource provides 3D models of stone tools from around the world, including some examples from Indonesia.
Welcome to the Museum of Stone Tools! The Museum’s mission is to promote stone artefact research to students and life-long learners. The Museum hosts a diverse collection of high-quality open-access 3D models of stone artefacts from all over the world.
Humans and their ancestors have been making stone tools continuously for some 3.3 million years, and all of our advanced technologies—from cell phones to Mars rovers—were implicit in that first stone tool.
The physical demands of stone-flaking drove evolutionary changes to the human hand, allowing the precise grips that underpin all manners of artistry and sport. Forethought and planning are necessary for complex stone-flaking, and this influenced the evolution of our unique cognitive abilities.
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