300,000 Years Old Anthropolites Discovered in North Korea
Recently 300,000 years old anthropolites (human fossils) were discovered in Soksong-ri, Hwadae County, North Hamgyong Province in North Korea, the Korean Central News Agency reported on April 5. A DNA test of bones buried in a lava bed said that the anthropoliths were of a woman, a minor and a child.
Archaeologists assume that a mother together with her children met a disaster and were buried in lava. A survey of the lava that covered the anthropolites ascertained that the fossils are 300,000 years old.
The field survey also led to discovering five craters in the area. The absolute year of anthropolites is in accord with the geological relative year of the area. Archaeologists named them "Hwadae men." Experts consider the "Hwadae men" to be palaeolithic men.
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