Sizod writes: “Here’s proof that Toolmongering started with chimps’ ancestors.” From Archaeology News/SFGate.com:
“Archaeologists working in the rain forest of West Africa’s Ivory Coast say they have found a site where prehistoric families of cimpanzees fashioned crude stone hammers to crack open nuts for their food.”
This reminds me of something I learned from Sean: never hit something (or someone) with any part of your body when there’s something else available for the task. Apparently neither he — nor his martial-arts instructor — was the first to come to that conclusion.
The rest of the article’s an interesting read as well.
Excavators Say They’ve Found Tools Made by Chimps [Archaeology News]