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World's oldest wooden structure discovered in Zambia

  • Archaeologists have discovered the oldest wooden structure ever found, dating back nearly half a million years. The well-preserved structure was unearthed in Zambia and shows evidence of stone tools being used to join two large logs together. This suggests that our ancestors may have had more advanced cognitive abilities than previously thought.
  • The discovery challenges the belief that human ancestors were nomadic, as the structure seems to be a permanent dwelling near waterfalls. This raises questions about ancient humans leading simple, nomadic lives and suggests a more complex society. The finding also sheds light on ancient woodworking techniques and craftsmanship.
  • The previous record for the oldest wooden structure dated back around 9,000 years, making this discovery significantly older. The researchers believe that the structure may have been used for fishing or other activities beside the river. This finding has the potential to change our understanding of human evolution and the capabilities of our early ancestors.
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