Ancient people, more than three hundred years ago inhabited East Africa, has already used the technology is still considered too ‘advanced’ for those times. To such conclusion anthropologists from the National Museum of natural history, Smithsonian institution after the excavations on the territory of Kenya.
Studying the artifacts discovered in the area called Olorgesailie, experts came to the conclusion that about 305-320 thousand years ago people produced tools of obsidian, much more complex than those considered typical for the early stone age. In addition, the experts found black and red stones that, apparently, bought these shades after they were applied pigments, manganese and ochre..
Moreover, the ancient people not only used the “paint” and made complex tools, but exchanged them, that is already so far in time between the tribes, there was a trade.
The study was published in the journal Science.
Recently another group of scientists told about in some respects similar to the discovery during excavations in the subcontinent, authorities found weapons, whose age is estimated at 385 thousand years. The artifact was produced with the use of technology, which was expected so far, appeared in India much later.
It was recently reported that in Morocco, the experts found the most ancient in Africa traces of human DNA, which could be called a fully “modern” from the anatomical point of view. As reported by several media outlets, citing Moroccan politicians and scientists, the age of these remains is estimated at about 15 thousand years.
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