Early Stone Age cave discovered in Chandel

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IMPHAL, Feb 26: An excavation team from the DM College of Science Imphal discovered early stone-age rock shelter at Kathong Moutain Range near Phuikon Haosabee in Sajik Tampak under Chandel District on February 21 this month.

According to a release, the newly discovered early stone-age rock shelter is 12.5ft wide at the mouth, 7.2 ft in Height and having 16 ft depth inside. The cave will be one of the oldest Rock shelter of earlier Paleolithic period. The excavation is now in progress and so far the team has discovered more than 50 stone tools of different culture. The excavation is likely to be concluded by February 28 this month, the release added.

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