Prehistoric site found in Yemen

Feb 10, 2008

French archaeologists say they discovered a site in Yemen that dates to the Paleolithic Age.

Yemen's Saba news agency said the team reported unearthed various Stone Age tools at the location in al-Mahweet province.

It took two years to find the site, Saba said, and Yemeni authorities were contacted regarding its protection.

The Paleolithic Age was one of the longest ages in pre-history and was noted as the time of the Neanderthal man and similar cultures.

Copyright 2008 by United Press International

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