1200 flint stones dating back to 250, 000 years unearthed in Syria

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New Delhi, May 31 (ANI): Around 1200 pieces of flint stones dating back to 250, 000 years ago were discovered at al-Sharar Valley near Daraa, Southern Syria.

The pieces were discovered by the expedition of Damascus University in cooperation with the Directorate of Antiquities and Museums in the governorate.

Ahmad Diab, head of the expedition, said the findings prove that the area is one of the most important and old-inhabited places in Syria where dozens of caves and grottos are found, reports Global Arab Network.

The expedition also discovered a set of stone tools belonging to many pre-historic phases, especially the Paleolithic age, in addition to a number of pieces dating back to the Neolithic age, indicating that there is scarcity in the findings which date back to the Paleolithic era.

"Hence the importance of these missions in pursuing the discoveries of the directorate seven years ago at al-Maisari site, 4 km southeast of Daraa, one of the most important sites dating back to the Paleolithic age (8000 B.C.) and Neolithic age (500 B.C.)," archeological researcher Yaser Abu Nokta said. (ANI)

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