Relative age dating rocks

The oldest sites containing tools are dated to 2.6–2.55 mya.

One of the most striking circumstances about these sites is that they are from the Late Pliocene, where previous to their discovery tools were thought to have evolved only in the Pleistocene.

The 62-year old victim, who is Owen's brother, lost £3,600 in what was described as a 'distasteful, disgusting and appalling crime'.

The pair were only caught out when staff at a Barclays bank reviewed Mr Owen's statements and discovered large amounts of cash being taken from his account.

Stone Age artifacts include tools used by modern humans and by their predecessor species in the genus Homo, and possibly by the earlier partly contemporaneous genera Australopithecus and Paranthropus.

Bone tools were used during this period as well but are rarely preserved in the archaeological record.

Sentencing Judge Michael Leeming said: 'The two of you appeared for sentence in June this year having plead guilty on the day of trial alleged of theft of cash from the account of your brother Owen, he a man with learning difficulties and who is vulnerable.'These were mean and nasty offences commissioned over a protracted period of time and you obtained his bank cards without his permission and withdrew cash which the two of you spent together.'Had you appeared before me I would have sentenced you straight to prison but the judge who saw you in June saw it fit to defer sentence for six months for you to pay back £3,600 to the victim.

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I would ask the court to impose a suspended sentence as well as a compensation order so they can pay the remainder of the money.

gaps in the geological record." Innovation of the technique of smelting ore ended the Stone Age and began the Bronze Age.

The first most significant metal manufactured was bronze, an alloy of copper and tin, each of which was smelted separately.

Yet this week when they came back for sentencing it emerged only £1,500 had been paid back to Mr Owen.

Despite him being out of pocket the two women escaped with suspended jail terms.

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