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Two Parallel Cutmarks Made by Stone Tools

Caption: These two cutmarks were made about 3.4 million years ago, when an Australopithecus afarensis carved meat off the rib bone of a cow-sized mammal.

Credit: Dikika Research Project, California Academy of Sciences

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