Fishing boat finds oldest underwater human bone

Published on July 28th, 2009 | by Admin


A fishing boat trawling for mussels off the Dutch coast has dredged up a 40,000-year-old human bone.

Anthropologists from the University of Leipzig in eastern Germany confirmed that the forehead bone was “at least 40,000 years old and therefore the oldest ever found underwater,” according to August’s edition of GEO magazine.

The fishermen also found the caveman’s “tool kit”, consisting of a hand-axe and flints.

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