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New Study Reveals Function of Bronze Age Daggers

According to an organic residue analysis performed on 10 copper-alloy daggers from Pragatto, a Bronze Age domestic site (1550-1250 BCE) in northern Italy, these artifacts were used for processing animal carcasses and not as non-functional symbols of identity and status, as previously thought. Daggers are ubiquitous yet poorly understood artifacts from prehistoric Europe. They first appeared […]

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