Scientists have discovered an important fact about Neanderthals
Archaeologists at the University of California in Los Angeles found that Neanderthals were able to create a weapon to defeat enemies and prey in the distance.
The discovery changes ideas about the technological development of palaeoanthropes that were previously unable to use sophisticated hunting techniques. The researchers studied sennenskoe spears – artifacts found in 1994-1998 in the mine in Teningen (Germany), whose age is 300 thousand years.
They are the oldest weapons found in Europe. It is believed that they belonged to the Heidelberg man, the immediate predecessor of the Neanderthals.
The results of a study involving six athletes showed that Neanderthals could throw exact replicas of artifacts with high speed, killing the prey at a distance up to 20 meters.
According to experts, palaeoanthropes could use a perfect for that time, hunting strategy, without encountering the enemy or prey at a dangerously close distance.
Earlier, in October 2018, it was reported that archaeologists from Texas A&M University (USA) found spearheads that are older than 15 thousand years. It is the oldest weapon that has so far been found in North America.
We also add that during archaeological excavations, scientists have found a cheese, whose age – about three thousand years.
Found during excavations at the pyramid complex of Sakara. Leftover cheese, archaeologists found in one of the cemeteries. According to the researchers, the date of manufacture of cheese between 1290 and 1213 years BC.
Scientists have found that the found product is an Egyptian cheese made from three types of milk – cow, goat and sheep. The analysis detects the bacteria that cause the so-called Mediterranean fever.
As reported, close to Exactly in the tract Bermacam Ukrainian and German archaeologists made a unique discovery, found the Parking lot of the Palaeolithic period, the age of which is around 15 thousand years. To explore the area specialists intend for two years.
Found at the site the artifacts after study will be transferred to the Rivne regional Museum.
Also note, during the excavations in the national reserve Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, the archaeologists found an ancient fence with a length of 21 meter foundations and remains of a wall destroyed by Batu Khan during the siege of Kiev in 1240. The wall consists of boulders, rubble crushed stone and ancient brick – plinfy.
According to the head of sector of archeology of the reserve, archaeologist Sergey Taranenko, this finding is a part of the wall which surrounded the “upper” city. Built presumably at the end of the XII century, it stood for about 150 years.