Prehistoric tools, weapons discovered in Peruvian Andes





A team of Peruvian and US archaeologists have discovered prehistoric stone tools and weapons some 10,000 years old in an Andean town, the National Institute of Culture announced Friday.

Stone axes, spearheads, and weapons were found in the main square of San Pedro de Chavin de Huantar, an Andean town some 400 kilometers (250 miles) north of Lima, officials said.

"This discovery represents exceptional evidence of the presence of inhabitants in the Pleistocene era," the Institute said in a statement.

The Pleistocene went from about 1.6 million years ago to 10,000 years ago, when the last ice age ended.


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