sábado, 2 de enero de 2016

Remains of Stone Age Hunters Found in Western Iran

Iranian archeologists found a number of stone tools in the western province of Kurdistan that they believe were employed by Paleolithic hunters.

Archaeological excavations in a number of caves and rock shelters along the Sirwan River, in Iran’s western region of Hawraman, revealed stone tools, burned animal bones and remains of hearths left by Stone Age hunters.

The new discoveries suggest that primitive game hunters lived in the region from about 40,000 years ago, until the end of Ice Age, around 12,000 years ago.

“The new finds provide researchers with valuable information about the way of life, game hunting and tool carving culture of the primitive hunting societies and food collectors,” Fereidoun Biglari, Paleolithic specialist and head of the excavation team explained. [...] Tasnim News Agency / Link 2

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