News - Aug 2010

Home

 
Date
  • All
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • 24
  • 25
  • 26
  • 27
  • 28
  • 29
  • 30
  • 31

August 11th, 2010

Earliest stone tool evidence revealed

August 11, 2010

Until  now the earliest evidence of stone tools was found at Gona in Ethiopia in 1994.  The artifacts have been securely dated to 2.6 million years and  were clearly manufactured, as opposed to shapes formed naturally by erosion or being tumbled in streams.  They corresponded in size, shape and apparent usage to the most rudimentary stone tool technology, called Oldo

August 10th, 2010

How Science Is Done: field schools

August 10, 2010

Field schools offer university level students an intensive, hands on way to sharpen their paleontological and archaeological knowledge.  Field schools are operated by academic institutions at working sites.  Students accepted at field school pay tuition, as a rule, and receive credit in equivalent classroom hours after a number of weeks' instruction in geology, mapping, searching for and catalo