Tuesday, 30 August 2011

56.000 year old artifact found in Capellades' Abric Romaní

Historians still argue whether the Neanderthals used to create tools with handles, but an object discovered at the excavation site Abric Romaní in Capellades (Anoia) suggests they did. In a soil layer formed more than 55.000 years ago, archeologists have found the imprint (the negative) of what will have been a wooden tool measuring 15 by 8 cm and the theory is that it has been used for working with fire.

The ajuntament of Capellades wants to turn the Abric Romaní in to a tourist attraction but still lacks the Euro 5 million needed to build a planned museum.

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Read more in Catalan: Anoia Diari

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