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Ancient humans learned to teach when they invented complex tools

Ancient humans learned to teach when they invented complex tools

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Ancient humans learned to teach when they invented complex tools

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Relying on more complex tools increase the ability to teach

Humans are most capable of passing knowledge down the generations.

Simple and complex tools generally improve through generations. A study found that with complex tools, teaching consistently led to more improvement compared to other conditions.

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Our ancestors could have started to make modest improvements to simple tools without the need for teaching.

However, as tools became more complex, teaching started to become beneficial. Improved teaching skills would, in turn, allow for the creation of more complex and efficient tools.

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This has been one of my most favourite long-reads yet! As an A-Level biology student, I really resonated with the explanations and was able to understand how different aspects, some surprising, can possibly tie in to our development as a whole. It is a big question that surprisingly isn't asked enough- instead of our lifestyles, how will we change in the future?