Archaeologist Paloma de la Peña working in one of the lithic tools site that revealed the ancient communication network across the region for making these tools to near exact specifications CC Paloma de la Peña
CAIRO – 12 June 2022: A team of international scientists discovered a fact about the first humans who lived in South Africa between 60,000 and 65,000 years ago.
The similarities in their tool-making technique point to an ancient, far-reaching communication network. As reported in the latest edition of Scientific Reports, the researchers confirmed that the people living in this area in this Middle Paleolithic date widely used a versatile type of stone tools known as backed artifacts.
The fascinating fact here is that ancient Africans used this meticulously designed tool, over distances that were not easy to traverse. It is clear that knowledge was shared about this technology, despite any geographical barriers, according to the ancient-origins website.
This shows that 65,000 years ago people in South Africa were in the process of creating a common and cooperative culture, extending over a greater distance than usual, which resulted in an ancient communication network. It was around this time that the first modern humans began to migrate from Africa to Eurasia in large numbers.
The researchers involved in this new study believe that the apparent interdependence in their tool-sharing practices helps explain how this large-scale exodus was possible and successful.