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Aboriginal Australians had Innovative Axe to Grind

The discovery of what is believed to be part of the world's oldest axe is giving scientists an insight into the innovation and adaptation of Stone Age settlers in western Australia. The thumbnail-sized fragment of basalt rock, polished smooth on one end, was discovered in the early 1990s at a rock shelter known as Carpenter's Gap in the northwest Kimberley region.  In 2014, the artafact was deduced to have come from an axe blade attached to a...

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