Largest Stone Age tool in India discovered

On the bank of the river Jonk in Chhatisgarh, India, archaeologists have discovered an array of stone age flake tools. Among them is the largest one ever found in India.

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Measuring 20cm long and 10cm wide, the flake is dated to the lower-Paleolithic era, but other stone tools including hand-axes have been dated to the Middle Paleolithic, Upper Paleolithic and Mesolithic periods.

Tools in this area have been discovered from this era right up till the historic periods, suggesting that inhabitants lived here continuously for many many years.

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