105,000 years ago in the Kalahari Desert, people invented complex culture – Ars Technica

It sounds like an almost laughably simple idea to a 21st century human: if you put some stuff inside a larger thing, you can carry it more easily and store it for later. But we’ve had the benefit of at least 200,000 years of figuring out how to do things. At one point in our distant prehistory, containers were an amazing new idea. It would have been, as Wilkins and her colleagues put it, “a crucial innovation for early humans.”

— Read on arstechnica.com/science/2021/04/105000-years-ago-in-the-kalahari-desert-people-invented-complex-culture/

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