dnews-files-2013-11-ancient-spearhead-point-660x440-gallery-jpgAncient spears found at an Ethiopian Stone Age site has uncovered stone-tipped throwing spears that predate what we know as the earliest human existence by some 85,000 years.

Remains of the oldest known stone-tipped throwing spears, described in a new paper, are so ancient that they actually predate the earliest known fossils for our species by 85,000 years.

There are a couple possible implications, and both are mind-blowing. The first is that our species could be much older than previously thought, which would forever change the existing human family tree.

The second, and more likely at this point, is that a predecessor species to ours was extremely crafty and clever, making sophisticated tools long before Homo sapiens emerged.

In other news, The History Channel has announced production on a new show wherein they describe a race of Ancient Aliens that inhabited the earth with the sole purpose of making and hiding stone-tipped spears.

Posted by James Poling

A socialist, tinkerer, thinker, question asker and all around curiosity seeker. If you'd like to reach me you can use the contact link above or email me at jamespoling [at] gmail [dot] com.


  1. Hello, Native American here, and I have never bought that “land bridge” BS. I have also never accepted that other crap about what the church says either. Natives have been in the Americas for hundreds of thousands of years. There are sites that with carbon dating have shown pottery older than 150,000 years. Tools and weapons as well. Accepted theories like dino’s came before humans are accepted and still theories. We can’t know for SURE. Not until the government allows us access to their time machine.
    Moral is we don’t know for sure but we have a pretty good idea. And those churchy folks are wrong about most all of it.



  2. […] Newly discovered stone tipped spear predates Humans by 85,000 years (slothed.com) […]



  3. Incredible how we learn more and more. Earth has so many more secrets to reveal. 🙂



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