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200,000-year-old knives found

Israeli archaeologists believe thousands of ancient shards of flint scattered around a fire pit in a cave near Tel Aviv might be the world's oldest disposable knives.

The tiny knives are believed to be at least 200,000 years old. A Tel Aviv University excavation team found the tools around a fireplace littered with charred animal bones.

Archaeologist Ran Barkai believes hunter-gatherers used the rough, round-shaped cutlery for slicing through cooked meat.

 
 
 

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