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For example, Stout (2002) argues that the skill required to make handaxes, and especially the more symmetrical, smaller, and thinner examples from late in the Acheulean, necessitates a high degree of social learning, language ability, and cognitive sophistication. Likewise, Kohn and Mithen (1999) argue that the redundant design and symmetry of handaxes reflect a strong imposition of social tradition and aesthetic norms, and that the ability of male handaxe makers to adhere to these was an important mechanism is sexual selection.

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