Dakar floods uncover ancient pottery, jewelry
|The ancient objects were found in an area where a house is being built [Credit: AFP]|
"While visiting the flooded zone, I stumbled upon... pieces of pottery, perforated shells reused as jewellery, iron scoria and small stones including blades which could have been used to cut or carve," said Sall.
"The water washed away the sand and revealed these archeological objects."
|Pieces of jewellery found at the site [Credit: AFP/Seyllou]|
"We will do an analysis of the objects discovered and send them to a laboratory" at the university which specialises in dating historical items, Sall said.
Another researcher at the university, Alioune Deme, said the objects could date back between 2,000 and 7,000 BC.
Source: AFP [September 04, 2012]