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450,000-year-old axe found on beach

A man walking along a beach in Scotland found a Palaeolithic axe could be up to 450,000 years old. The 14cm-long flint axe discovered on the shore at St Ola in Orkney was described as "incredibly exciting" by Caroline Wickham-Jones, a lecturer in archaeology for the University of Aberdeen. She believes the

Palaeolithic tools tell tale of ancient seafaring

130,000-year-old tools found on the Crete are pushing the history of seafaring back by more than 100,000 years. The oldest uncontested marine crossing until recently was from Indonesia to Australia, dating to perhaps 60,000 years ago and made by anatomically modern humans of our own species, Homo sapiens, although we now

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