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Currently, the claim for the earliest stone-tool-assisted butchery relies on a few isolated marks on two fragmentary bones from a 3.4-million-year-old fossil in in Dikika in Ethiopia.
The marks were found on a long bone from a prehistoric type of antelope and the rib of an animal thought to be similar to a buffalo.
Researchers looking at 40 fossilised mammal bones from Ethiopia's Middle Awash site reveal animal bite marks could have been misinterpreted as evidence of tool use.
This could transform our understanding of early human evolution - and challenges the idea that early humans were using tools 3.4 million years ago, as previously claimed.