World’s oldest bow and arrow found

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Scientists have discovered evidence of the world’s oldest bow and arrows.

The bow and arrows were used by prehistoric humans outside of Africa, in a cave in Sri Lanka. 

Fragments of arrowheads, made from the bone of boar and deer have been shown to be at least 45,000 years ago. 

It is believed the arrows would have helped hunters catch rainforest monkeys and squirrels.  

Sri Lanka in the Indian Ocean, just south of the Indian subcontinent. It is home to the earliest fossils of Homo sapiens, in South Asia. 

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