Thursday, February 22, 2024
GlobalOtherArchaeological marvel: Saudi Arabia unveils potential world's largest prehistoric hand ax

Archaeological marvel: Saudi Arabia unveils potential world’s largest prehistoric hand ax

In a groundbreaking discovery, archaeologists in Saudi Arabia unearthed what may be the world’s largest prehistoric hand ax, measuring an impressive 20.2 inches. Found on the Qurh Plain, south of AlUla, the basalt tool’s size and sharpened edges hint at its utility for cutting or chopping.

While its age is yet to be determined, other tools at the site suggest a possible dating back to the Lower or Middle Palaeolithic, around 200,000 years ago. The team’s find, made in the final moments of their day, underscores the ongoing excitement of archaeological exploration in the region.

Source video: WONDER WORLD on YouTube

Source image: livescience.com

Source: livescience.com

Positive News Foundation is a certified non-profit sharing only the best positive world news.
All copyrights belong to the source.
No copyright infringement is intended.
Email support@positivenewsfoundation.org to fix/remove.

GET POSITIVE NEWS PER E-MAIL

ONLY BEST POSITIVE NEWS

FROM LAST WEEK

FOR FREE IN YOUR E-MAIL INBOX

ONLY 1X PER WEEK

latest positive news

- Advertisement -Newspaper WordPress Theme

More articles

- Advertisement -Newspaper WordPress Theme