|14 January 2022
Mesolithic scraper, Neolithic axe found in southern India
A Mesolithic scraper and a Neolithic celt have been found in Tamil Nadu, on the southern tip of India.
The Mesolithic chert scraper is 4 centimetres long and 4.5 centimetres wide, and dates to between 10,000 and 3,000 BCE. Also known as microlithic tools due to their small size, they are made from splinters produced when larger tools are made, and were used as arrows, knives, and scrapers.
The Neolithic 'celt' or stone axe is polished granite, 5 centimetres long, tapering from 5.5 centimetres wide at the bottom to 3 centimetres on top, 1.5 centimetres thick, and dates to between 3,000 to 1,000 BCE.
Edited from Times of India (5 January 2022)
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