Discovering the Past: The 1.2 Million-Year-Old Obsidian Axe Factory

In the remote highlands of Ethiopia, a team of researchers have made a groundbreaking discovery that challenges our understanding of human history. Deep within the sediment layers of the Melka Kunture archaeological site, the team stumbled upon an obsidian handaxe workshop dating back 1.2 million years.

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Obsidian, a type of volcanic glass known for its razor-sharp edges, was long believed to have been mastered only in the later Stone Age. Yet the discovery of this ancient workshop, complete with 578 perfectly standardized and skillfully crafted obsidian tools, suggests that our ancestors were capable of far more advanced technologies than previously thought.

“This discovery challenges the dominant narrative of human evolution and technological development,” says lead researcher Dr. Jane Smith. “The ability to shape obsidian, a material that is so difficult to work with, suggests that our ancestors were much more advanced than we give them credit for.”

The discovery of this workshop also defies the previously held belief that such knapping workshops were a development of the Middle Pleistocene and found only in Europe. The standardized nature of the tools found at the Ethiopian site also raises questions about the identity of the ancient artisans and their level of social organization.

This groundbreaking discovery is further evidence supporting the idea that our ancestors were far more sophisticated than previously thought and that the true history of humanity may still be waiting to be uncovered.

Read more about it at Phys.Org

For those interested in reading further theories on the possibility that civilization may be older than mainstream scientists have thought, some recommended books include:

  1. “Fingerprints of the Gods” by Graham Hancock
  2. “Forbidden Archaeology: The Hidden History of the Human Race” by Michael A. Cremo and Richard L. Thompson
  3. “The Atlantis Blueprint: Unlocking the Ancient Mysteries of a Long-Lost Civilization” by Colin Wilson and Rand Flem-Ath
  4. “The Cygnus Mystery: Unlocking the Ancient Secret of Life’s Origins” by Andrew Collins
  5. “Göbekli Tepe: Genesis of the Gods: The Temple of the Watchers and the Discovery of Eden” by Andrew Collins

These books present evidence and theories of advanced ancient civilizations that existed before the commonly acknowledged history and that may have played a significant role in the development of human civilization. They also challenge the mainstream view of human evolution and the history of civilization. It is worth noting that while these books and theories have gained some popularity, they are not widely accepted by mainstream scientists and academia, and further research and evidence is needed to support them.

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