Gap Fill - Civilization - Level 2


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Scientists used to believe originated in East Africa. This has changed of many 2.4-million-year-old tools found in Algeria. Scientists believe that Algeria is the cradle of civilization - where humankind began. Archaeologists found 250 tools and 296 animal . The animal bones show that early humans were cutting up . Dr Mohamed Sahnouni, of the project, said: "The from Algeria changes the earlier that East Africa was the cradle of humankind." He also said: "Actually, the of Africa was the cradle of humankind."

Archaeologists have been digging at on this for 25 years. The tools and bones were discovered near a about 200 miles east of Algeria's , Algiers. The animal bones have excited the scientists. Dr Sahnouni said it is that humans were killing animals for meat 600,000 years earlier than we thought. Another said: "The effective that our were not mere scavengers." She said it wasn't clear or not they hunted. Dr Sahnouni now hopes to find the tool-makers and older stone tools.

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