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Blood residue analysis of 90,000-year-old stone tools from Tabun Cave, Israel

  • T. H. Loy (a1) and B. L. Hardy (a2)
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On ten stone tools from Tabun Cave, Israel, excavated from a layer dated to 90,000 years old, the presence of organic tool-use residues has been detected. Among them are red blood cells, collagen, resin and hair fragments identified by microscopy and biochemical analyses.

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