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  • 5,000-Year-Old Leopard Trap Discovered in Israel

    09/28/2013 11:29:16 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    LiveScience ^ | September 24, 2013 | Tia Ghose
    Many researchers had assumed the traps were fairly modern, but Porat's colleagues were curious about their provenance and asked her to analyze the traps. Porat used a technique called optical dating to measure the amount of radiation that had been absorbed from the environment in two of the leopard traps. By comparing that with background levels of radiation in the area, which have changed very little over the millennia, the team could determine when the traps were created. One of the traps was about 5,000 years old, while the other was 1,600 years old. That suggests this same technology was...