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n. (plural of tool English) vb. (en-third-person singular of: tool)

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Most of them, by nineteenth-century scientists, described incised bones, stone tools, and anatomically modern skeletal remains encountered in unexpectedly old geological contexts.

And they also found large numbers of stone tools of various types, as well as animal bones bearing signs of human action.

For example, stone tools were sometimes found along with incised bones, and experiments with these implements produced marks on fresh bone exactly resembling those found on the fossils.

By his patient research he eventually found a number of flints that he believed were genuine tools and made them the subject of a report to the Academy of Sciences in January, 1867.

Whitney, the state geologist of California, published a lengthy review of advanced stone tools found in California gold mines.

Lee of the National Museum of Canada found advanced stone tools in glacial deposits at Sheguiandah, on Manitoulin Island in northern Lake Huron.

Geologist John Sanford of Wayne State University argued that the oldest Sheguiandah tools were at least 65,000 years old and might be as much as 125,000 years old.

The presence at that time in Europe of beings using stone tools in a sophisticated manner would seem almost impossible.

Opponents argued that the marks were made by the tools of the workmen who excavated them.

Prest contained flint tools that were definitely of human manufacture.

The famous French anthropologist Armand de Quatrefages said the tools included scrapers, borers, and lance points.

In 1910, the famous American paleontologist Henry Fairfield Osborn made these interesting remarks in connection with the presence of stone tools at St.

He called into question the professionalism with which the bones had been excavated, and pointed out that no stone tools had been found along with the fossils.

De Mortillet, not deviating from his standard negative opinion, stated that he thought the marks were most probably made by the tools of the workers who extracted the bones.

Prest, de Mortillet complained that no stone tools or other signs of a human presence were to be found at the site.