“The Axe That Revealed the Age of Mankind”

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This 400,000-year-old flint hand axe—discovered in 1859 and the first strong piece of evidence that humans had been living much longer than a few thousand years—is being displayed at the Natural History Museum for the first time. (Keep in mind that archaeologists have since discovered stone tools that date back more than 2 million years.)

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