Archaeology

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stone tool

ROCK STEADY  A stone tool discovered at a 3.3-million-year old site in Kenya displays edge damage where sharp pieces of rock were removed, its discoverers say. 

pottery

CERAMIC INNOVATORS  Newly discovered remains of pottery made by hunter-gatherers living on China’s central plain around 10,000 years ago include plain pieces (shown) and decorated pieces. 

leg bone

CANNIBAL CHEW  Human tooth marks and pounding damage (in boxed area) on a 14,700-year-old human leg bone excavated from a British cave indicate that ritual cannibalism was practiced there, researchers say.

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