1.3-Million-Year-Old Stone Axe Dug Up In Casablanca, Morocco – IOTW Report

1.3-Million-Year-Old Stone Axe Dug Up In Casablanca, Morocco


Archaeologists have discovered North Africa’s oldest Stone Age hand-axe dating back 1.3-million years. The find made during excavations at a quarry on the outskirts of the country’s economic capital Casablanca is a made major discovery shedding new light on the history of Acheulian technology.

Acheulian tools were produced during the Lower Palaeolithic era across Africa and much of West Asia, South Asia, East Asia, and Europe and are today associated with Homo erectus and early Homo sapiens. More

25 Comments on 1.3-Million-Year-Old Stone Axe Dug Up In Casablanca, Morocco

  1. Anyone Wanna bet that if they test it, there is human DNA from another skull on it?

  2. It probably says, “Made in China” on the handle.

  3. I was wondering where I left that

  4. And then they got stuck in the 7th century.

  5. “It probably says, “Made in China” on the handle.”

    Doubtful. They had no one to copy the design from.

  6. Never fails, I already replaced it with a new one.

  7. Now Keith, that was MINE and you KNOW it!

  8. Check to see if there’s any Jimmy Hoffa DNA on it.

  9. Weapons of the caveman/dinosaur war have no place on our streets.

  10. Ah Ha, that proves that humans where cutting down trees over a million years ago and are responsible for global cooling, er warming, or change.

  11. Hey, Bennifer, I got a homo erectus for yuh!

  12. Am I supposed to be impressed? Africans built a stone axe and lost it for millennia? Poor tool management. I needed that today for yard work.

    I’m sorry. These people aren’t very intelligent.

    I made an axe. I wonder where I put it?

    Yeah. Never mind. Just forget it.

  13. The land I walk on and the water I drink is about 4.3 billion years old. Where’s my major award?

  14. Pegs the So-What meter. 1.3 million years? Yeah, right.

  15. I have no doubt it’s ancient. But “1.3 million years” to be exact? They’re just pulling that number outta their ass. Like they always do.

  16. I’m surprised they called it an axe. These days they’d have to call it some kind of SLAVE axe, or LGBTABCXYZ tool AGAINST THE CIS GENDERS!

  17. It was on top of a whole lot of Biden ballots…

  18. Unless I missed it there was no axe pictured in the article.

  19. “It is very important because we are talking about prehistoric time, a complex period for which little data exists,”

    Confession: I majored in Archaeology forty years ago. It was conjecture dressed up as science then, and it still is today. Don’t get me wrong. There is much to be learned from the archaeology of the historic era. But when the 100% leftist archaeologists start pontificating about millions of years, my eye glaze over. In fact, my experiences in the hallowed halls of the department of anthropology were the beginning of my religious and political turning away from leftism.

    Anyway, I’m sure it’s a very nice hand-axe, and many, many papers will be written about it.


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