Azraq tools discovery shows how long-extinct ancestors fed themselves
Tools bolster belief they were used by hominids to kill and butcher animals
Thu, Aug 11, 2016 - 5:50 AM
Dr Nowell's analysis of the tools stained with animal residue, which were found at a shrinking oasis near Azraq, Jordan, was published in the Journal of Archaeological Science this week.
PHOTO: COURTESY APRIL NOWELL
THE watering hole would have glimmered in the scorching desert heat, drawing parched creatures from kilometres around. Wild horses and rhinoceros lapped at the pool's edge; migrating ducks paddled across its surface. Just out of sight, the hunters lay in wait.