Tool making arose earlier among human ancestors

Research conducted by PhD Alumna Tracy Kivell has revealed that tool making arose earlier among human ancestors than previously thought. Listen to the January 24 episode of Quirks & Quarks, when Bob MacDonald spoke to Dr. Kivell about this fascinating research. See also http://fw.to/oYyClDU. 

Dr. Kivell received her PhD from our department in 2007 under the supervision of Prof. David Begun. She is currently a Junior Researcher in the Department of Human Evolution,  Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.