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Later Stone Age Tools

Later Stone Age tools include the toolkits called ‘Upper Paleolithic’ in Europe and ‘Late Stone Age’ in Africa. These toolkits are very diverse and reflect stronger cultural diversity than in earlier times. The pace of innovations rose. Groups of Homo sapiens experimented with diverse raw materials (bone, ivory, and antler, as well as stone), the level of craftsmanship increased, and different groups sought their own distinct cultural identity and adopted their own ways of making things.

 Explore some examples of Later Stone Age tools.