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5,000-Year-Old Leopard Trap Found in Israel

Archaeologists have unearthed a 5,000-year-old leopard trap in the Negev Desert in Israel.
The trap, which was found along with a 1,600-year-old trap, was originally thought to be just a few hundred years old, and is nearly identical to traps that have been used by desert-dwelling Bedouins in the area in the last century.




 "The most exciting thing is the antiquity of these carnivore traps, which is totally unexpected," said study co-author Naomi Porat, a geochronologist with the Geological Survey of Israel. 
The findings, described in the September issue of the journal Antiquity, suggest this technology has been used to lure carnivores since people first domesticated sheep and goats in the region.

Source: http://news.yahoo.com/5-000-old-leopard-trap-discovered-israel-113152556.html

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