Archaeologists unearth wooden tools created 90,000 years ago by Neanderthals who carved tree trunks with stone and treated them with FIRE



Scientists have identified the oldest known wooden tools used by Neanderthals on the Iberian Peninsula.
Archaeological excavators in Northern Spain discovered the preserved wooden remains - which date back 90,000 years - in 2015.
Among the tools discovered at the Aranbaltza site in Basque Country were two 'very well preserved' instruments, a PLOS One report on the finds said.
The research team behind the discovery used luminescence dating to determine that the tools were deposited around 90,000 years ago and, therefore, created by Neanderthals.
One of the tools came from the trunk of a yew... read more

 
4 April 2018 in Science &Technology, Views: 43
Source: Daily Mail
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