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'Carpet of tools' discovered in the Sahara

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The desert's Messak Settafet escarpment contains up to 75 prehistoric tools per square meter.

Finding a discarded tool that was once used by one of our ancient ancestors is usually a rare and exciting event, but in an extensive outcrop of sandstone in the Sahara desert there are so many such artefacts that the area has been dubbed the "carpet of tools".

Read More: http://www.unexplain...d-in-the-sahara

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Sundew

Were they little buckets, shovels and molds of castle walls?

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Athena1979

so that's where I left my tape measurer.

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Torviking

Come on guys, let's get some more info before the smartass comments?

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DemonicCupcake

There's gotta be at least one ancient dildo there statistically, right??

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bubblykiss

Forgive the cross reference, but, irony....its taste is just too great to avoid;

http://www.unexplain...ns-bright-green

On a side note....the next homonide species should be "man the garbage maker".

There's gotta be at least one ancient dildo there statistically, right??

The ancient Greeks made them outta bread, for parties, duncha know.

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Harte

Fantastic find.

And now, for something completely different:

contains up to 75 prehistoric tools per square meter.

Sounds like Godlike Productions

Harte

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SlashHabit

@DemonicCupkake Well some cultures used bread as dildos so most of them probably is rotten at this point.

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Wondering Soul

it is almost certain in like 2000 years people well be digging in our landfills.

"Primitive barbaric savages those early humans where"

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Harte

@DemonicCupkake Well some cultures used bread as dildos so most of them probably is rotten at this point.

I believe that some of them may have been saved from disease by the penicillin in their mold.

Harte

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paperdyer

I believe that some of them may have been saved from disease by the penicillin in their mold.

Harte

UMMMM! Yummie!

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Sundew

There's gotta be at least one ancient dildo there statistically, right??

Hard to say I don't think that's the "tool" they had in mind, lol, but I read somewhere recently that all our modern silicone sex toys are ending up in the landfills, that should give some future civilization pause.

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back to earth

There is one in Namibia too. I have seen photos of it; white desert sands covered in dark dots ... all stone tools. The person that took the photos took some stones. I have 3 of them - all ancient stone tools.

http://namibsandsea.org/introduction/

http://www.quartaer.eu/pdfs/1993/1993_06_richter.pdf

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Varelse

By prehistoric definitions, any hand sized rock with unusual marks on it is a tool.

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