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7,000-year-old copper awl reveals secret past of metallurgy in the Middle East

By Jessica McMathis / September 11, 2014

Researchers from the Zinman Institute of Archaeology and the University of Haifa have found that the awl unearthed during a previous excavation at Tel Tsaf, located near the Jordan River, is one of the oldest metal objects found there to date.

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