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Archaeologists find unprecedented 500,000-year-old wooden structures world News

A group of archaeologists found 500,000-year-old wooden structures in Zambia. In an article published in Nature Journal on Wednesday, archaeologists reported that these structures and tools were found at Kalambo Falls in Zambia and date back more than 476,000 years.

The findings “have no known similarities,” the scientists wrote in the article.

The findings “have no known similarities,” the scientists wrote in the article. They added that the discovery of these results changes the understanding of what humans were capable of in early times.

In an interview with the BBC on Wednesday, Larry Parham, lead researcher and professor at the University of Liverpool, said: “They used their intelligence, imagination and skills to create something they had never seen before, something that had never existed before.” “.

Early people may have built these structures to raise themselves off the wet ground. It demonstrates the use of wooden tools such as digging sticks, building platforms, and constructions from massive logs by early humans.

Scientists mentioned in the article that they were used Luminescence dating– a technique that involves measuring the amount of radioactivity absorbed by rocks over thousands of years – in order to determine the age of its findings.

The humid conditions at Kalambo Falls contributed to this rare find, as wooden materials usually perish unless preserved in unusual conditions such as flooded areas.

These structures, according to study co-author and Aberystwyth University professor Geoff Doller, predate the oldest Homo sapiens fossils.

This has led to confusion among researchers about which ancient human species created these findings.

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It was in 2019 when the first of these wooden structures were discovered.

Such archaeological finds give us an insight into the past world of ancient man and their capabilities as they came up with ideas of such structures and tools to make life easier in historical times.

Last year was a festive one in terms of archaeological discoveries with the discovery of the oldest known human amputation as well as the discovery of a lost city in Iraq.