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Stone Age lithic stations discovered in Angola

Three Stone Age lithic stations were recently discovered in Angola's southwestern Namibe province, said the head of Namibe cultural heritage department, Benjamim Fernandes.

Stone Age lithic stations discovered in Angola

According to the official, the stations are quite rich in finds, with numerous types of lithic tools (including axes, scrapers, knives, blades) and that a team of the National Cultural Heritage Institute is expected in the province for a proper assessment of the archaeological sites.

The research team will focus on classifying the lithic assemblages with the aim of dating the finds.

"The important thing is to determine which period each of them belongs, whether they are Palaeolithic, Mesolithic or Neolithic," said Fernandes.

Following this preliminary study, excavations and collection of material will be carried out and the finds stored in a museum for further study.

"Namibe province has great potential from an archaeological point of view and next time we might reveal new and richer discoveries," Fernandes said.

"Rock drawings found in Namibe show that this region has been inhabited for thousands of years," he added.

Credit: Angop [January 21, 2016]

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