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South America

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Looking at the traces of wear on tools used by capuchin monkeys

Studying microscopic traces of wear on tools helps create a comparative body of data for early hominin use of tools.

A small capuchin monkey is holding a rock with one hand and using the other hand to hold a seed on a stone on the ground
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Did humans approach the southern tip of South America more than 18,000 years ago?

An article by Tom Dillehay and coworkers describes the archaeology of Monte Verde I, preserving artifacts together with burned features.

Basalt artifact from Monte Verde, Chile