PREHISTORIC HAND TOOL
FOUND IN PERFECT CONDITION
It's amazing, but this stone hand axe
was found in the Sahara Desert last year,
lying on top of the sand by Bedouin travelers
in the desolate region of Mauritania
(western North Africa.)
Remarkably, this prehistoric hand axe
is in perfect condition, and is estimated
to be 75,000 years old. Beautiful, too.
(It still holds a sharp edge!)
Early modern humans emerged at that time,
and used this tool for cutting meat and animal hides.
At that time, areas of the Sahara were tropical and forested,
covered with swamps, lakes and rivers.
Today, as the desert sands shift with the winds,
stone artifacts and tools are often exposed on the surface.
(I doubt any of our modern tools would survive that long.)