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Gallery: Discovery of 100,000-Year-Old Toolkits

Ancient Tools

100,000-year-old paint-making kit found in Blombos Cave.

(Image credit: Grethe Moell Pederson)

One of the abalone shells alone with the quartzite grindstone found nestled inside.

Stephanie Pappas
Stephanie Pappas is a contributing writer for Live Science. She covers the world of human and animal behavior, as well as paleontology and other science topics. Stephanie has a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of South Carolina and a graduate certificate in science communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She has ducked under a glacier in Switzerland and poked hot lava with a stick in Hawaii. Stephanie hails from East Tennessee, the global center for salamander diversity. Follow Stephanie on Google+.