Thousands of Stone Age artifacts found in South Africa

Published on August 1st, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

0
140724172106-large
140724172106-large Archaeologists working at Kathu in South Africa have found tens of thousands of Stone Age artifacts which date back between 700,000-1,000,000 years.

Today, Kathu is a major iron mining centre. Walker adds that the fact that such an extensive prehistoric site is located in the middle of a zone of intensive development poses a unique challenge for archaeologists and developers to find strategies to work cooperatively.

The Kathu Townlands site is one component of a grouping of prehistoric sites known as the Kathu Complex. Other sites in the complex include Kathu Pan 1 which has produced fossils of animals such as elephants and hippos, as well as the earliest known evidence of tools used as spears from a level dated to half a million years ago.

[Full story] Story: Science Daily | Photo: Steven James Walker & et al. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0103436.g006

Tags: , , ,



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

  • Follow me on Twitter!   Subscribe to my RSS feed!
     
  • Question of the Moment

    Plagues and epidemics have affected mankind since the beginning of time. With the current outbreak of Ebola, should we restrict entry from the effected West African countries to the United States?

    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...
  • Like us on Facebook

  • Sponsors

  • Random Quote

    Remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall — think of it, ALWAYS. — Mahatma Gandhi

  • Popular Categories

  • Archives