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Discovery of 40,000-Years-Old Stone Tools in Jam

 

18 August 2007

 

 

 

LONDON, (CAIS) -- An archeological team from Bushehr Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism Organization (BCHHTO) succeeded to discover number of stone tools date back to Palaeolithic era.


"The archeological team has started their excavations in Jam city in Bushehr province in early July, which led to archeological discoveries in two phases,'' announced Ahmad Dashti, the director of BCHHTO.

"We have discovered a number of stone tolls including Blades, knives and drills from the site", he added.

This is the first time artefacts old as 40,000-years have been discovered in southern part of the country; this opens a new horizon in understanding of the region's past, he noted.

 

The discovered objects will be sent to Tehran for further studies" . . "fieldworks will continue in a near future", he concluded.

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