Archeologists make interesting discoveries in Fa-Hien Lena cave of Sri Lanka
By Admin - June 22, 2021

An excavation site located at Fa-Hien Lena cave in Sri Lanka has revealed bows and bone points that are known to be used by earlier civilizations for hunting.

Other than these, other evidence found for similar hunting tools are in South Africa and are decades and decades old. Bows were known to be made using wood sinews and fibers which decompose in a few years, hence locating evidence for these early hunting tools is quite difficult.

Recent archeological excavations in Sri Lanka have also located a few arrow points which were carved out of bones that are nearly 48 centuries old. Other bone remains found in the locality are evidence that these bone points were used in bows to hunt down monkeys and giant squirrels.

bows and arrows were used by hunters in earlier times to hunt at a safe distance and eliminate the risk of their prey making an escape.

Other tools found on sight are knives, scrapers, and awls. They too were made from bones and teeth of animals.

All these tools being found at the excavation sites across the globe are unraveling certain mysteries regarding the lifestyles of earlier humans. Another tool was found that had spaced indentations on either side. The tool is said to have been used for weaving nets which were later used to catch animals and fish.

Archeologists have made another interesting find in Fa-Hien Lena cave, a couple of white-shell beads and few different colored pigments. When it comes to pigments, it is easy, they were used for illustrations. However, the purpose of white-shell beads is still unknown.

There are chances that each of these tools had leather or plant fiber attachments that are lost in the soil over the last 48,000 years. It is difficult knowing the exact purpose of a tool without it being excavated in the form it was initially used.