Nutcracker man the nickname of a fossil hominid with massive jaws and molar teeth, the maker of the oldest stone tools known, especially the original specimen found near Olduvai Gorge in 1959 by Mary Leakey.
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Stone Age , Stone Age Period of human evolution defined by the use of stone tools. The Stone Age dates from the earliest identifiable broken-pebble tools made by… Tools , Tools Stanley Kubrick’s science-fiction film 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) opens with a scene of early hominids hammering with bones, depicting primit… Mary Douglas Leakey , paleoanthropology, Paleolithic archaeology, early hominid stone toolmaking. Kenyan archaeologist and paleoanthropologist, particularly noted for her… Eolithic , E·o·lith·ic / ˌēəˈli[unvoicedth]ik/ • adj. dated Archaeol. of, relating to, or denoting a period at the beginning of the Stone Age, preceding the Pal… Stone , stone / stōn/ • n. 1. the hard, solid, nonmetallic mineral matter of which rock is made, esp. as a building material: the houses are built of stone |… Paleolithic , Pa·le·o·lith·ic / ˌpālēəˈli[unvoicedth]ik/ • adj. Archaeol. of, relating to, or denoting the early phase of the Stone Age, lasting about 2.5 million…
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