Archaic art is the term used for the very first kind of art known to human being: Stone Tools. It might seem insignificant, stone tools is just what the name suggests, just plainly tools that are made of stone. It is ugly. It has the same function as our kitchen knife has today and looks much like the average piece of rock. Yet it is recorded as art, and believe it or not, the most important kind of art. Why? Because 2.6 million years ago when the Homo Habilis in Lake Turkana, Africa started to utilize it, they have made an invention that differed humans from apes. By creating these set of knives (Side Scrapers, Convex End Scrapers, Concave End, Tranverse Scraper, Notch and Denticulate), the Homo Habilis have shown creativity. This creation of theirs lead to other cultural innovations such as fire (Homo Erectus – 1 million year ago), burial (Neanderthal – 100 thousand years ago) and bone/sunken huts (Mezhirich – 18 to 12 thousand years ago) which eventually lead to human beings becoming farmers and staying in one place thus giving them the opportunity to develop further artistic things – ancient art – and all the way to the art we know today.