Humans were making spears half a million years ago

Well, it wasn't humans exactly. Probably our Homo heidelbergensis ancestors lashed the first sharpened rock to a large wooden pole. It looks like yet another technological milestone has been pushed back even further into the past, as new research suggests that early humans were making hafted spears and knives an… » 11/16/12 9:40am 11/16/12 9:40am

The Ten Greatest Modern-Day Recreations Of Ancient Technologies

For some people, studying the past isn't enough. They recreate millennia-old tools, boats, and even towns to better understand how ancient peoples lived. They are called experimental archaeologists, and these are ten of their greatest triumphs. » 3/25/10 3:30pm 3/25/10 3:30pm