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Stone Age relics found in Bengal

Unearthing of objects, believed to be Stone Age tools, during excavation of a tank at a village, has prompted the Visva Bharati University?s Archaeology department to seek assistance of the Archaeological Survey of India.

india Updated: Jan 25, 2006 11:05 IST

Unearthing of objects, believed to be Stone Age tools, during excavation of a tank at a village, has prompted the Visva Bharati University’s Archaeology department to seek assistance of the Archaeological Survey of India.

“The scientific excavation is likely to throw new light on the possible existence of Stone Age people in West Bengal,” sources said. They said that the tools “bear similarity with those used by the Middle Paleolithic people some 40,000 years ago”.

Archaeology department head Subrata Chakraborty said that some moulded iron substances, circular in shape, were also found during excavation at Sekhampur village.

The artefacts consist of borers, scrapers and tools, which, according to the archaeologists, bear ‘testimony’ to those used in Stone Age.

First Published: Jan 25, 2006 11:05 IST