Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Fascinating: 50,000-Year-Old Needle Found in Siberian Cave AND It Was Not Made by Homo Sapiens

Via Ol' Remus

50,000-Year-Old Needle Found in Siberian Cave AND It Was Not Made by Homo Sapiens

A sensational discovery in Denisova Cave is at least 50,000-years-old BUT it wasn't made by Homo sapiens. The 7-centimeter (2 3/4 inch) needle was made and used by our long extinct Denisovan ancestors, a recently-discovered hominin species or subspecies.

Scientists found the sewing implement - complete with a hole for thread - during the annual summer archeological dig at an Altai Mountains cave widely believed to hold the secrets of man's origins. It appears to be still useable after 50,000 years.

Professor Mikhail Shunkov, head of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography in Novosibirsk, said: 'It is the most unique find of this season, which can even be called sensational.

4 comments:

  1. Here's the fun part. That needle is too small to sew leather. Its made for cloth. There is clear evidence of weaving 25000 years ago from a cave in Serbia , and 10000 years ago from caves in north America. I always suspected that weaving and sewing were much older than that. Now there is proof.---Ray

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  2. The "official" history timeline has never made sense to me. From all reports, ancient humans were as intelligent as we are. They have been here, depending who you listen to, 50,000 years plus. For 48,000 of those years we were stone, bronze age. Then in 2000 years we advance to walking on the moon. Just strikes me as odd.

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