Archaeologists Find The World’s Oldest Known Wooden Structure

Its Age Will Blow Your Mind.

  • A study published Wednesday in the journal Nature claims researchers have uncovered the first known structural use of wood in human history.
  • Apparently our ancestors 476,000 years ago were manipulating wood for their own purposes, the study argues.
  • Conducted by archaeologists from the Universities of Liverpool and Aberystwyth, the research focuses on waterlogged deposits at the Kalambo Falls site in Zambia, which shows two interlocking logs that were framed via a cut notch.
  • Evidence from the site shows cut marks in various pieces of wood that could only have been made by the tools of early Stone Age humans. Some tools were also discovered, along with a wedge, digging stick, cut logs, and a notched branch.
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