Originally posted by AThousandYoung
Simple hand axes were invented over a million and a half years ago. Something isn't right with this story.
Of course they were invented ELSEWHERE. The gist of this story is they found them in Australia and the natives who basically island hopped to get here, the islands they came from have never produced a single ax artifact (which isn't to say there never was one there, just have not yet been discovered if any) so the argument is the early Australians invented axes independently, isolated as they were on that giant island of Australia. There were no humans on Australia EVER until about 50,000 years ago.