Stone tools and artefacts are a popular and interesting collection subject. Stone tools and other artefacts offer evidence of how early humans existed, how they lived, how they interacted with their environment and how they evolved over time.


The oldest stone tools date back to over 2.5 million years. Imagine holding in your hand a tool made and used many thousands of years ago by a primitive human.


These tools provide a direct and tangible link with our early ancestors and can really get your imagination racing as you think deeply about the importance and uses of the tool to the person that made them. Some of the most popular stone tool and artefact subjects are early Native American points and axes, Acheulian stone axes and tools from Africa and Europe and Mousterian stone tools from France and Northern Africa.

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