Sunday, 22 April 2012 06:00
University archaeologists found 14,000-year-old knives while studying elephant ancestors.
Archaeologists and anthropologists excavating a site in the south of Chile have uncovered stones that are believed to have been used as tools by humans 14,000 years ago.
Scientists from Universidad Católica de Temuco and Universidad Austral de Chile (UACh) were able to determine these were tools because they exhibit the marking congruent with ancient knives and cutting utensils. The Volcano of Osorno nearby the site where scientists uncovered 14,000-year-old tools. (Photo by Claudio Sepúlveda Geoffroy/Flickr)Login to read more.
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After four years in Boulder, Colorado with a BS in Journalism to show for it, Jason, having always been attracted towards the mad and exciting, decided Santiago, hot with its ongoing student protests, was the best place to gain his bearings to become a conflict photographer. Although Texas will always be his home, Jason has lived all over the United States. With a lust for travel and passion for current affairs, he moved to Chile at the beginning of 2012 with the hopes of mastering Spanish, learning how to dance and developing a taste for mate.