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Ancient wooden spear tip found in Slovenia


Archaeologists in Slovenia have found a wooden spear tip believed to be between 38,000 and 45,000 years old.

‘A spear tip made of wood is something absolutely new for that period,’ the head of Slovenia’s Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage (ZVKDS), Ms Barbara Nadbath, was quoted as saying.

The tip, unique for being made of wood, was found by the institute’s underwater archaeology team last September at a riverbank construction site in Sinja Gorica, in the Ljubljansko barje wetlands west of the capital.

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