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Archaeologists find 1.4-million-year-old flint in Spain.

Archaeologists find 1.4-million-year-old flint in Spain.

(Voice of Russia)

Archaeologists said Wednesday they have found a flint blade dating back 1.4 million years in the caves of Atapuerca in Spain, the earliest sign of a human presence at the site.
The three-centimetre (1.2-inch) blade was found in the so-called Elephant Chasm cave where in 2007 researchers found a human finger and jawbone dating back 1.2 million years — considered the remains of the “oldest European” ever found.
The find made this year, considered to be “of great value”, came from a carving knife, Eduald Carbonell, one of the directors of the dig, said during a presentation of the discovery.

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