February 22, 2018

Discovery In India Suggests An Early Global Spread Of Stone Age Technology

Middle Palaeolithic artifacts recently excavated from Attirampakkam, an archaeological site in present-day southern India. The artifacts suggest the technique used to make them spread across the world long before researchers previously thought.

Scientists have found stone tools in India dating back to 385,000 years ago. The sharp tools were made with a Stone Age technique thought to have originated in Africa and Europe.

(Image credit: Sharma Centre for Heritage Education, India/Nature)

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