At least 35,000 years old: Kangaroo bone tools detected in Australia

At least 35,000 years old: Kangaroo bone tools detected in Australia


According to the study conducted in Australia, bone tools that can be called one of the oldest in the world have been identified in the north of the country.

According to ABC News, investigations made with evolving techniques revealed that 8 tools found by archaeologists in the Riwi cave in the Kimberley region with the help of the local Mimbi community in the early 1990s, remained from 35,000 to 46,000 years ago.

Scientists noted that it is extremely rare for tools made of kangaroo bone to withstand the harsh climatic conditions in the region.

It has been noted that pointed tools may have been used by locals tens of thousands of years ago to process resin, weave baskets, and hunt birds and fish.

Michelle Langley of Griffith University stated that they knew that bone tools were used in the area, but that such tools are very difficult to find because they are often already decayed.


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