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Stone Age tools and teeth found in Israeli cave

Tools and teeth which date back between 200,000 and 400,000 years ago have been found in Qesem Cave in Israel.

“We know that they had a set of different knives, almost like a modern butcher, that they used in the cave in order to cut the meat and eat it. And, we even have what we call Paleolithic cutlery. We have very small knives that we suggest were used while eating,” Barkai says, adding that the tools are all remarkably well preserved. “They look like new, like they were made yesterday.”

The archeologists also found human teeth in different strata in the cave. Barkai says scholars and dental anthropologists from Europe and the United States joined the Israelis to analyze the dental samples.

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Story: Rosanne Skirble, VOA News | Photo: Ran Barkai

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