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Salient: Victoria University Students' Newspaper. Vol. 24, No. 7. 1961.

Ice Age Hunters' Cave Found

Ice Age Hunters' Cave Found

A large cave inhabited by primitive man towards the end of the last Ice Age—some 8.000 years ago—has been discovered on the Black Sea coast of Georgia. It was the abode of hunters whose quarry was the aurochs and bear, and among the artefacts found there are tools made of obsidian, a volcanic glass which occurs in abundance in the mountainous region of Elbrus. Presumably the cave dwellers had contact with the people of this region, for obsidian is not found near the site. Four well-preserved salmon harpoons were discovered in the upper layers, which date back to the warmer post-glacial period of six to seven thousand years ago.