1.4 million-year-old flint blade found in Spain

Published on July 26th, 2013 | by Admin

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A flint blade, dating back 1.4 million years, has been found in the Elephant chasm cave at Atapuerca in Spain.

The finding contradicts the theory of some researchers who believe Europe was populated in small waves without continuity by groups doomed to extinction because of their inability to adapt to new surroundings, they said in their statement.

“Even though they are very archaic tools, they reflect complex activities such as recovering animals that fell into the caves,” which functioned as traps, the statement said.

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