Qesem Cave, the 420,000-Year-Old ‘School of Rock’ from Prehistoric Times


The flint tools such as blades, end scrapers, burins, and backed knifes found at the site suggest sophisticated toolmaking skills. The flint is believed to have been collected from the surface or dug from shallow quarries.

Qesem Cave, 420,000-Year-Old ‘School of Rock’ from Prehistoric Times




The fact that the bones of only specific parts of the animals are found suggest that the hunters ate the other parts while hunting and brought back the high-quality meat for butchering. It also meant that the meat was shared among the entire group.

Qesem Cave, 420,000-Year-Old ‘School of Rock’ from Prehistoric Times


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