Not to sound arrogant but we men pride ourselves on the use and making of tools. However, our pride might be a bit overrated!
In the study of chimpanzees primatologists have noted more than once that chimps use a variety of tools including sharpened sticks, wands, and rocks or small branches to crack open nuts. Female chimps teach their young how to use these tools and if the infant doesn't get it right the mother will keep teaching the infant how to use the tool until the infant does get it right. Additionally, primatologists have noted that most of the time it is the female chimps who use the tools the most often.
So here's the question.....
We share 97% of our DNA with chimps. Might the development of tool use actually been initiated by females instead of males? If we take our observations of female chimps and tool use then it's a big possibility that it was females who actually invented tools and not males at all.
What do you think? Sorry guys!