Sunday, November 7, 2010

World's oldest axe found in Australia

Archaeologists have discovered a piece of a stone axe in far northern Australia, which they believe is the oldest of its kind to have been found.

The 35,500-year-old piece was found in a remote part of the Northern Territory among traditional Aboriginal rock art paintings dating back to thousands of years ago.

The shard bears some marks which show that it was once part of a ground-edge stone axe.

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