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Idaho artefacts show human presence in Americas 16,600 years ago

The oldest artefacts included four sharp stone flake tools used for cutting and scraping and 43 flakes of stone left over from making stone tools, as well as animal bone fragments and horse tooth fragments.
The Cooper’s Ferry site contains the earliest radiocarbon-dated archaeological evidence in the Americas(Unsplash)
The Cooper’s Ferry site contains the earliest radiocarbon-dated archaeological evidence in the Americas(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 03, 2019 07:57 AM IST
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Washington | By Reuters

115,000-year-old bone tools in China show how sophisticated prehistoric techniques were

Marks found on the excavated bone fragments show that humans living in China in the early Late Pleistocene were already familiar with the mechanical properties of bone.
The seven bone fragments analysed by researchers were excavated between 2005 and 2015 at the Lingjing site in central China’s Henan province.(Representative image)
The seven bone fragments analysed by researchers were excavated between 2005 and 2015 at the Lingjing site in central China’s Henan province.(Representative image)
Updated on Mar 20, 2018 07:31 PM IST
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PTI, Beijing | By HT Correspondent
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