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20,000-year-old piece of pottery found in China

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20,000-year-old piece of pottery found in China

Post by fljustice » Tue July 3rd, 2012, 3:34 pm

"BEIJING (AP) — Pottery fragments found in a south China cave have been confirmed to be 20,000 years old, making them the oldest known pottery in the world, archaeologists say.

The findings, which will appear in the journal Science on Friday, add to recent efforts that have dated pottery piles in east Asia to more than 15,000 years ago, refuting conventional theories that the invention of pottery correlates to the period about 10,000 years ago when humans moved from being hunter-gathers to farmers."


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Post by Divia » Tue July 3rd, 2012, 4:13 pm

interesting! :)
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