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The earliest user of Acheulean tools was Homo ergaster who first appeared about 1.8 million years ago.
Some researchers prefer to call these users early Homo erectus.
They are first developed out of the more primitive Oldowan technology some 1.8 million years ago, by Homo habilis.
It was the dominant technology for most of human history.
The move towards agriculture started in the Middle East.
During the Palaeolithic Age humans grouped together in small bands.
It is not known for sure which species actually created and used Oldowan tools. Early Homo erectus appears to inherit Oldowan technology and refines it into the Acheulean industry beginning 1.7 million years ago.Oldowan tools were therefore the earliest tools in human history, and mark the beginning of the archaeological record.