Oldest Known Bow And Arrow Weapons Found Outside Africa Discovered in Sri Lankan Cave



The earliest human inhabitants of Asia’s tropical rainforests were packing some serious heat, according to a new study in the journal Science Advances, which describes the discovery of 130 arrowheads dating back 48,000 years. Found in a cave in Sri Lanka, the bone projectiles are the oldest weapons of their kind to be found outside of Africa and were accompanied by other tools that were probably used to make clothing, indicating an unexpectedly sophisticated material culture during a critical period of mankind’s global...

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