Were All Our Ancestors' Tools Made From Flint?

Take our mini-quiz and find out

Grotte Chauvet - UNESCO World Heritage Site

Were all our ancestors' tools made from flint? (2019/2019) by Fanny Le BagousseGrotte Chauvet - UNESCO World Heritage Site

Do you think our ancestors’ tools were made from…

A. Rock, rock, and only rock or B.  A variety of material, possibly including plants

The correct answer is…

B.  A variety of material, possibly including plants

Bear Bones (Chauvet Caves) (2015-04-25/2015-04-25) by smergcGrotte Chauvet - UNESCO World Heritage Site

Our ancestors also fashioned tools out of other rocks, like jasper and quartzite, and by carving animal bones. They may have also used plant matter, like wood, but we haven't found any examples of these due to lack of preservation.

Did the Aurignacians have parties? (2019/2019) by Fanny Le BagousseGrotte Chauvet - UNESCO World Heritage Site

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