DPRK unearths remains of Paleolithic Age
www.chinaview.cn 2009-10-24 21:00:53   Print

This picture released by Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) on Oct. 24, 2009, shows the relics discovered by archaeologists of Kim Il Sung University. More than 14,000 pieces of historical relics and remains belonging to the Paleolithic Age have been unearthed in the Chongphadae Cavern, Hwangju County, North Hwanghae Province by archaeologists of Kim Il Sung University. (Xinhua/KCNA)
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    PYONGYANG, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has unearthed more than 14,000 historical relics and remains dated back to the Old Stone Age, the official KCNA news agency said Saturday.

    Two layers of culture were found in the natural limestone Chongphadae Cavern, Huangju County, North Hwanghae Province.

    More than 30 pieces of stone tools, including a cutter, a hand-taking axe, a thrusting tool, and a scraper from the middle of the Old Stone Age were discovered in the first layer of culture.

    Meanwhile, more than 2,000 pieces of stone tools, such as a pusher, a carving tool and a stone blade belonging to the latter term were unearthed in the second layer of culture.

    Two upper jaw-bones and three lower jaw-bones of Modern men who lived nearly 20,000-60,000 years ago were also discovered, the KCNA added.

Editor: Anne Tang
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