Copper Awl Found In Grave Determined To Be Oldest Metal Object

August 25, 2014 4:37 AM

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During an excavation in the Tel Tsaf region of the Middle East, scientists made a fascinating discovery that could change history as we know it. Researchers have unearthed a copper awl which they believe to be the oldest metal object ever found.

Preliminary analysis of the awl suggests that it was fashioned and used late in the 6th millennium or perhaps the early 5th millennium BCE. While this means nothing to the, you might recognize this as an important analysis because until this discovery it was widely believed that inhabitants of this ...

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