December 18, 2013 6:28 PM

University of Missouri professor helps shed new light on human toolmaking

Carol Ward, a professor of pathology and anatomical sciences at the University of Missouri, is part of a new fossil study suggesting that humans’ ability to use complex tools originated more than 500,000 years earlier than was previously believed. The study’s findings have shed new light not only on the evolution of man, but on one of his most vital features.

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