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Tool or rock?

Blog • Archaeology • Dr Tomos Proffitt and Dr Alastair Key

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This blog post is part of our Summer Showcase series, celebrating our free festival of ideas for curious minds.

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Dr Alastair Key was awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the British Academy in 2016 and is completing his research at the University of Kent. Dr Tomos Proffitt was awarded a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2017 and is completing his research at University College London.

Meet Alastair and Tomos at the British Academy Summer Showcase, our free festival of ideas for curious minds, on 21-22 June to learn more about why humans started inventing stone tools. Test your ability to spot the difference between rocks, early tools and primate tools, then measure your muscle activity using different tools, to see for yourself which are the most energy-efficient.

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Blog • Archaeology • Dr Tomos Proffitt and Dr Alastair Key