30,000 B.C. cave home found in ChinaMay 11th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 11 (IANS) A cave home that dates back to 30,000 B.C. has been found in central China. The stone age cave was discovered during excavation at the Longquan Mountain Heritage Site in Henan province.
The site dates back to about 50,000 to 30,000 B.C., and according to archaeologists it is an important period for studying the origin of modern human being.
They have also found over 1,000 stone tools, animal teeth and bone fossils, and signs that fire was used. Some bone fossils bore bite and cut marks, People’s Daily reported.
Experts said the site is unique compared to other similar sites discovered hitherto in the country as it contains fire pits, stone tools and fossils all in one place.
It provides important material for studying modern man’s behavioural characteristics. The findings reveal that ancient people who lived in caves had the ability to adapt to difficult climate and terrain, they said.
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