Tools May Have Been First Money

My first entry using my new machine. Using a touch – screen computer has been an exercise in patience & controlling heaps of irritation. 🙂 That being said, this story is a very interesting little find. Although it may have been a sight more helpful if you were a DIY kind of person or were the village handy – man / tinker type of person. Early tech as a form of currency – I definitely think Bob Vila would approve. Makes me wonder what kind of currency humanity will have in about 200 – 300 – something years. Maybe barter will make a big – time comeback.

Ancient humans traded tools between tribes and they gained social significance.

Source: Tools May Have Been First Money

Butchered Mammoth Suggests Humans Lived in Siberia 45,000 Years Ago

Now I’ve got a sudden craving for the flesh of the woolly mammoth. 🙂 I seem to recall a story on the Discovery Channel back in the early 90’s where Russian paleontologists found an intact mammoth frozen in an ice – pack, but this guy is just a skeleton. Still, no telling WHAT we can learn from it about early human dietary habits. I’m certain that early Siberians ( Denisovans, perhaps ? ) WEREN’T vegetarians. & unless the climate was radically warmer, the mammoth & dinosaurs probably didn’t co – exist.

45,000 years – Don’t mention this to Young Earth Creationists….. 🙂

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The slashed and punctured bones of a woolly mammoth suggest that humans lived in the far northern reaches of Siberia earlier than scientists had previously thought, a new study finds.

Source: Butchered Mammoth Suggests Humans Lived in Siberia 45,000 Years Ago