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3,000-year-old wooden box found in copper mine

A Bronze Age box used in central-Europe’s biggest copper-mining operation has been found in Salzburg.

They said the box from the Middle and Late Bronze Ages, which was discovered using the latest high-tech research methods including laser scanning, dated to between 1,500 and 1,000 B.C.

Provincial archaeologist Raimund Kastler today (Mon) called the discovery “a truly sensational find”.

Thomas Stöllner from Bochum University in Germany’s Ruhr area and the head of Historical Mining in the Tyrol and Adjacent Areas group said analysis of sediment in the box promised more answers to questions about technology during the Bronze Ages.

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