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25 stone points found in South African cave

25 stone points, dating back 77,000 years, have been found in Sibudu Cave in South Africa. The discovery is the earliest evidence on record of a technique known as "pressure flaking," the researchers said. The technique is performed by using a pointed bone tool to remove small flakes of rock from

Stone Age well found in Czech Republic

A 7,000-year-old well has been found in the Czech Republic's Central Bohemian Region. Czech archaeologists have revealed the remains of a well that was used more than 7000 years ago, or in the Early Stone Age, and was part of a large settlement, Tomas Chlup, head of the research team, has

Mesolithic dwelling found near Stonehenge

A Stone Age dwelling has been found a mile away from Stonehenge in England. The ground-breaking discovery of a Stone Age “eco” home – the oldest sign of settlement yet found in the Stonehenge landscape – could be under threat if controversial Government-backed plans for a tunnel go through the ancient

Cave lion bones may be evidence of Stone Age sacrifice

A large quantity of ancient cave lion bones found in the Ural Mountains may be evidence of Stone Age sacrifice. The find was made in Imanai cave, in the Russian republic of Bashkiria, and it is causing excitement among Russian archeologists. In the excavation of a small area deep inside the

Stone Age footprints found during tunnel excavation

Footprints left by fishermen 5,000 years ago have been found by archaeologists excavating ahead of tunnel construction in Denmark. The footprints were found alongside a metre-long system of fishing weirs used to feed a nearby Stone Age community. The discovery of the prints' close proximity to the weirs, suggest the fishermen attempted

Stone Age boat found off Denmark coast

A Stone Age settlement and boat have been found off the cost of Askø Island in Denmark. The ancient six to seven metre long vessel is estimated to be 6,500 years old – in comparison, the oldest Pyramid in Egypt is a mere 4,500 years old – and although it is

Thousands of Stone Age artifacts found in South Africa

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

London construction unearths Stone Age camp

Construction work at the site of the new U.S. Embassy in London has lead to the discovery of a Stone Age camp. Archaeologists monitoring the building's construction over the last year uncovered traces of London's distant past — Stone Age tools, the charred remains of campfires, animal bones and a possible