Beauty magazine ranked top ten archaeological discoveries of human drug use earliest evidence


in the boundary of the South African cave, archaeologists found to wipe to stick on the arrow poison

the archaeological magazine named 1, 2013 in 2013, the world’s top ten archaeological discoveries, one of which is an international research team recently in kwazulu – that tal boshan ship foothills region, the nations border hole found the first evidence of human drug use.

the cave of the artifacts have been discovered in the early 1970 s, but by the French national centre for scientific research of francesco, & middot; DE team led by Dr Eric latest chemical analyses, display of cultural relics with a wooden stick with castor bean acid poison. It reflects human drug use of technology at the time, and it is the earliest can contact exist in today’s culture make archaeological discovery & ndash; & ndash; Border hole people use poison to Africa today (San) is similar, are for hunting.

organic very preserved ancient ruins, unearthed archaeological findings including cave ancient residents used to decorate his own ostrich eggs and shells. In addition, also found that people at that time in order to record things, manufacturing gap on the stick. Site, there is a piece of wax, mixed with fat with poisonous plants of the genus spurge, coated with a fiber, a kind of woody plants inner bark it is evidence of the earliest known use beeswax.

& other; We believe that the modern human beings can alter their cultural behavior, & throughout; Dr DE Eric explained. & other; But when humans find a very effective culture mode, there is no need to change. Throughout the &; However, this model is a significant change of human civilization of the foundation. In about 50000 to about 45000 years ago, mankind has made some changes in behaviour, homo sapiens began large-scale spread from Africa to Europe and western Asia. When the crowd northward migration at the same time, the people of southern Africa in order to survive in the desert landscape ecology, can only give more attention on the improvement techniques. Previous archaeological academic circles generally believe that life in southern Africa hunter-gatherers of the earliest relics dating back to 10000 or 20000 years ago, but this time found evidence that ancient people living in the border hole as early as 44000 years ago began to use sticks and porous stone into mining tools, then develop drug use of technology.

and, more importantly, the findings confirmed that some of the major modern human behavior, such as the use of sophisticated tools for hunting way is likely to be the first from Africa. Archaeologists have found elsewhere in South Africa earlier human sites, time about 75000 years ago, and found evidence that some use tools hunting. But records showed that the sites were then disappeared about 60000 years ago, is the people’s way of life has not been able to sustain. The hole found evidence of human drug use, on the border of the modern civilization when to start this important subject provides direct, also reflects in the evening course of Stone Age into the Stone Age. (constant)