Homo Erectus Paper instructions: The hallmark of Homo erectus/ergaster is the handaxe. This tool appears about the same time and same place as this new hominin did and they took this technology with them when they left Africa. Within Africa and the Middle East there are a number of sites with huge accumulations of handaxes. An example of this is the site of Olorgesailie in Kenya (mentioned in the text) where thousands of handaxes were left lying on the ground in a small area. Whatever the function of these tools (and we still have no idea what they were used for, although the best guesses are for butchering animals and/or manufacturing wooden tools) why would people keep bringing new handaxes to a site where there were already hundreds of still perfectly usable ones lying around? Can you think of some explanations for this?