Testing out our SLA printer to create accurate 3D molds of ancient stone tools, to be used with our injector to create scaled replicas out of 100% recycled plastic. These amazing 3D scans are available for free from africanfossil.org, a collaboration between the Turkana Basin Institute and Autodesk. As humans we have always developed tools to adapt to a changing world – at Plastiki Rafiki we aim to do our part to create tools and systems to move towards a circular economy in Kenya.
And in case you were wondering…this Proto-biface, belongs to the oldest Early Acheulean known so far in East Africa and in the world. The tool was most likely made by Homo Ergaster and It was made on a large flat cobble of phonolite…cutting edge technology, 1.76 million years ago!