Archaeological site near Chennai shows the long process of human evolution

At Attirampakkam archaeological site near Chennai, India, over 7,200 stone artefacts recovered reflect a distinct transition from the Acheulian culture to the Middle Palaeolithic culture at around 380,000 years ago, which is much earlier than was previously thought. The findings could prompt a re-examination of the conventional view of early human migration out of Africa. … Continue reading Archaeological site near Chennai shows the long process of human evolution

Acheulian stone tools discovered near Chennai

Acheulian stone tools, dating back to about 1.51 million years ago, have been discovered at Attirampakkam in the Kortallayar River Basin, about 60 km northwest of Chennai. Researchers from the Chennai-based Sharma Centre for Heritage Education made the discovery, which is being published on Friday in the journal, Science. The discovery indicates that early humans (hominins), … Continue reading Acheulian stone tools discovered near Chennai