A recent archeological dig in India uncovered stone tools, weapons, and other artifacts made by early humans which resemble tools found in Eastern and Southern Africa. The artifacts may help shed light onto prehistoric human migration into the Indian subcontinent.
The artifacts were found in the upper Danta stream, a lead off of the River Jira in eastern India, Archeology reported. A team of archaeologists led by P.K. Behera, head of the history department at Sambalpur University, unearthed numerous ancient artifacts in the stream. The many artifacts included tools and weapons such as projectile points and hand axes. The tools appear to be designed to hunt large animals. Although the tools have not been dated yet, the team hopes to use soil samples from the site to learn when the artifacts may have been forged.
Most importantly, the tools resemble those previously recovered in Africa. Due to this, Behera explained that the artifacts may help explain the history of humans in India.
"This discovery will help us in understanding migration and subsequent colonization by human beings in this part of India," said Beherea, Business Standard reported. “The equipment and artifacts are a witness to the potential skills of early humans.”