(ORDO NEWS) — Anthropologists from the University of Warsaw studied stone tools discovered in the Polish cave Tunel-Wielki 50 years ago and came to the conclusion that they belonged to an extinct human species.
According to scientists, these tools are recognized as one of the most ancient ever found in this region.
Previously, it was assumed that the age of the tools found in the cave is a maximum of several tens of thousands of years.
However, analysis has shown that the tools can be dated between 450,000 and 550,000 years old.
Scientists speculate that the tools were made by the extinct human species Homo heidelbergensis (Heidelberg man).
Scientists consider Heidelberg Man to be the last common ancestor of Neanderthals and modern humans.
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