Did you know that lithic tools had already been found in Roman period? It is difficult to determine with certainty what kind of questions were asked at that time, what we do know is the type of answer they gave about the origin of these “curious stones”, which were triangular in shape and, in many cases, polished; answers based on their mythological beliefs.
Lithic tools were interpreted as lightning bolts from the god Zeus falling from the heavens. A peculiar approach, but one that fitted the paradigm of the time.  In medieval times these “curious stones” were treasured in “cabinets of curiosities”.
The paradigms of each era influence the way we see and understand the world, shaping the questions we ask and the answers we get or interpret.
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