Hand Axe and Stone Tool

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 19 July 2014

These were found in Barda Balka and are considered the oldest human-made artifacts among the whole museum's collections. Circa 100,000 BCE, from Barda Balka (near modern Chamchamal, Sulaimaniya Governorate, Iraq). (The Sulaimaniya Museum, Iraq).



About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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