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MUFONET-BBS NETWORK - MUTUAL UFO NETWORK ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ARCHAEOLOGY NEWS - WIRE ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 旼컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴커 =START= XMT: 13:12 Thu Jul 25 EXP: 13:00 Fri Jul 26 쿛REHISTORIC AX FOUND IN GREECE, EVIDENCE OF EARLY MAN ON 쿒REEK PENINSULA 쿥ASHINGTON (JULY 25) XINHUA - FROM THE SEDIMENT OF A STONE 쿌GE LAKE BED IN NORTHWESTERN GREECE, AN ARCHEOLOGIST HAS 쿢NCOVERED A FLINT HAND AX MADE BY HUMAN ANCESTORS WHO LIVED 쿍ETWEEN 200,000 AND 500,000 YEARS AGO. 쿞CIENTISTS SAID IT IS THE EARLIEST FIRM EVIDENCE FOR THE 쿛RESENCE OF EARLY MAN IN THE GREEK PENINSULA. 쿟HE DISCOVERY, ANNOUNCED WEDNESDAY BY BOSTON UNIVERSITY, 쿎OULD OPEN A NEW WINDOW ON THE PREHISTORY OF GREECE AND THE 쿟IME OF TRANSITION IN HUMAN EVOLUTION FROM HOMO ERECTUS, 쿥HICH PRESUMABLY ARRIVED IN EUROPE FROM AFRICA AND THE 쿘IDDLE EAST A MILLION YEARS AGO, TO ANTECEDENTS OF THE 쿙EANDERTHALS AND MODERN HOMO SAPIENS. 쿟HE DISCOVERY WAS MADE IN THE VICINITY OF THE ANCIENT CITY 쿚F NIKOPOLIS, WHICH THE ROMAN EMPEROR AUGUSTUS FOUNDED IN 29 쿍.C. TO COMMEMORATE HIS VICTORY OVER ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA IN 쿟HE BATTLE OF ACTIUM. THE CITY WAS ESTABLISHED NEAR THE SITE 쿚F THE NAVAL ENGAGEMENT OFF CAPE ACTIUM LOCATED AT THE 쿐NTRANCE TO THE AMBRACIAN GULF. 쿔T IS THE FIRST TIME FOR THE GREEKS TO MAKE EXTENSIVE USE OF 쿞ATELLITE IMAGERY AND OTHER REMOTE SENSING TECHNOLOGIES FOR 쿔DENTIFYING PROMISING ARCHEOLOGICAL SITES. 쿐XPEDITION SCIENTISTS SAID THE AX WAS THE FIRST TOOL TO BE 쿑OUND IN GREECE THAT COULD BE DATED BY BOTH ITS GEOLOGICAL 쿎ONTEXT AND ITS STYLE TO BE FROM THE LOWER PALEOLITHIC 쿛ERIOD. PREVIOUS ARTIFACTS FROM THE REGION WERE NO MORE 쿟HAN 70,000 YEARS OLD. 쿏UE TO SEISMIC ACTIVITY IN THE BALKAN REGION, IT IS RARE TO 쿑IND SUCH OLD ARCHEOLOGICAL DEPOSITS STILL IN THEIR ORIGINAL 쿞EDIMENT DEPOSIT AND NOT CHURNED UP BY EARTHQUAKES AND 쿞UBJECT TO EROSION. GEOLOGISTS ARE HAVING TROUBLE 쿏ETERMINING A MORE PRECISE AGE FOR THE PRIMITIVE TOOL 쿍ECAUSE OGEY HAVE YET TO FIND ANY TRACEABLE ORGANIC MATERIAL 쿔N THE SURROUNDING SEDIMENT. =END=

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