From the Greek for 'small stone', it usually refers to the small stone tools made towards the end of the Upper Palaeolithic and during the Mesolithic and Neolithic eras.
Fact of the Day
American Charles Osborne suffered from hiccups for a record-breaking 68 years, from 1922 until 1990.
Quote of the Day
"It is better for aged diplomats to be bored than for young men to die. "
~ Warren Robinson Austin, US ambassador to the UN
On This Day
1940 Winston Churchill orders the evacuation of the BEF from Dunkirk. Operation Dynamo begins.