Pyongyang, December 29 (KCNA) — Remains belonging to the paleolithic age were discovered in korea recently.
Scientists at the Archaeological Research Centre under the academy of social science have discovered a hunting ground dating back to the mid-paleolithic age, 100,000 years ago.
The hunting ground was found on the north side of a lime hill 62 metres above sea level at the mouth of Mt. Koryong Valley in Rodong-ri, Sangwon county, Pyongyang municipality.
There are fifteen vertical caves in a row and many fossilized bones of animals were discovered in a middle cave.
The caves have four layers of moraine and the fossils were found only in the third layer.
Discovered in them were 2,000 fossil bones of 13 kinds of animals such as cave hyena, leopard, wolf, cervus nippon taiouanus and buffalo. These caves were used for hunting.
The Institute of the Human Evolution Development History of Kim Il Sung University found out over 590 pieces of paleolithic stone implements scattered in 66 places.
All of the stonewares discovered in and around Pyongyang were made of river gravels. They are on an average 11.4 cm in length, 9 cm in width, 5.7 cm in thickness and 600 grams in weight. One of them weighs 1.8 kg.
The stonewares included chopper, hammer, hatchet, stone for hunting (hurling stone), piercer, scratcher, puller and cutter.
The stonewares are mainly distributed in Pyongyang, particularly in Mangyongdae.
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