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 Definition Ubiquitous organic material shaped into items such as arrow and spear points, needles, awls, and fish hooks. [d] [e]

Some queries and comments

First of all, a great start and I loved it--very interesting read.

Couple of things for you to consider:

1. Who is the target audience of this article, and how much knowledge can you presume them to have of the subject? I'd make some adjustments, like in the sections:

South Africa:Swartkrans, Sterkfontein, Drimolen
The earliest evidence for modification and use of bone points comes from the South African sites of Swartkrans, Sterkfontein, and Drimolen. These sites date to 1.8 and 1.0 Ma. I don't what that is, will the average Joe or Jill know?
Hominin cognitive abilities
The general consensus in the 1990s was that --do you really mean in the 1990s---i.e. was there a different understanding before and after, or do you mean "up through and including the 1990s?"

2. You mention in the opening and conclusion that an interdisciplinary approach is called for (a subject near and dear to my heart). Can you speak to that a little more? Can you identify these different disciplines, and then rather than just list the techiniques to be used, relate the techinique to the discipline that uses it?

That's all from me (for now ;)

Aleta Curry 03:02, 15 October 2007 (CDT)

For those of us that aren't familiar with timelines for the different periods, we need something that gives us an idea of what period we are talking about, either a timeline or maybe a link to a timeline? We need to look for some pictures, too. Stephen! Do you know where we can find some pictures? --Matt Innis (Talk) 15:35, 15 October 2007 (CDT)