Michelle Langley, Oshan Wedage, Patrick Roberts

The Conversation

June 13, 2020 

Archaeological excavations deep within the rainforests of Sri Lanka have unearthed the earliest evidence for hunting with bows and arrows outside Africa.

At Fa-Hien Lena, a cave in the heart of Sri Lanka’s wet zone forests, we discovered numerous tools made of stone, bone, and tooth – including a number of small arrow points carved from bone which are about 48,000 years old.


48,000 year old evidence of bow and arrow use june 2020