Around 325,000 years ago, thousands of gizmos from the Paleolithic era recovered from a place in Armenia which allowed the researchers to gather data regarding how ancient developments developed and spread around the globe.
The team of researchers from all around the world, including a group Royal Holloway, University of London had basis to think that an ancient procedure named as ‘Levallois’ was used to create hunting weapons. These weapons were actually originated in Africa and transmitted to the other continents.
The researchers claimed that, they found the evidences at the place in Armenia capitulated weapons regarding this type of technology. Moreover, this technology was in fact previously part of these earliest Armenian groups, which flourished 325,000-335,000 years ago.
Particularly, in this region, the technique is known as ‘Bi-face’ which could be believed as somewhat similar to Levallois. These instruments were firstly analyzed by the researchers and told that the volcanic material was used in them, which was discovered in Nor Geghi in Kotayk Province, Armenia.
With the invention of these ancient instruments, the researchers would be able to get into the fresh and novel insights that ancient groups were believed to be more innovative. These groups have adapted two diverse technologies in order to create instruments which were essential for their hunting culture.
With the expansion of population around the globe, Levallois and biface techniques rapidly extended across Africa to Eurasia. After studying the tools in Armenia, the researchers found that ‘Bi-face’ techniques was actually developed separately and is not a derived from Levallois. Though, both techniques are somewhat similar to one another.
A mass of stone-shaped is used in both techniques in to hunting tools, which looks like sharp and thin flakes. Though, the major difference is that, with the help of Levallois technique, you can shape tools by prominent flakes from a prepared core evocative of lithic reduction. Alternatively, the Bi-face technique is basic. It will use two sides of stone in order to shape out flakes to make big tools like axes.
The study was published in the journal, Science.