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Neanderthal stone tools found in Greece

50,000 to 35,000-year-old stone tools which may have been used by the last of the Neaderthals have been found in Greece’s Pindos Mountains.

At an altitude of more than 1,700 meters (5,500 feet), the Pindos Neanderthal sites are the highest known so far in southeastern Europe, although that’s probably because nobody thought of searching so high before, archaeologist Nikos Efstratiou said Wednesday.

“It’s not that such sites don’t exist,” Efstratiou told The Associated Press. “For the first time, Greek archaeology has gone to the mountains.”

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Story: Nicholas Paphitis, AP | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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