I have noticed that there was something of a worldwide neolithic culture.  From Africa to Siberia to the Americas a polished stone industry made products that look more or less the same.  The fact that they stopped making them in the parts of the "Old World" a couple of thousand years before they did in the Americas is interesting but there are American specimens as old as the oldest Old World pieces, so we're looking at industrial stasis "here" versus development "there."  At one point, in some ways, we were once "all one."

BAX1) BOLIVIA, c. 200 BC - 20th c.?, basalt axe, 57x52x18mm, "fish" shaped, ground & polished, guy said it came from "Carabe," but I couldn't find such a place, nice $75.00
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