Evidence of Donkey Riding Found in Central Israel

www.archaeology.org | 5/17/2018 | Staff
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(The Tell Es-Safi/Gath Project)WINNIPEG, CANADA—Microscopic indentations in a 4,700-year-old donkey’s lower premolars are thought to have been made by a metal bit, offering the oldest-known evidence of donkey riding using such equipment in the Near East, according to a report in Science Magazine. Haskel Greenfield of the University of Manitoba, Aren Maeir of Bar-Ilan University, and their colleagues say the animal had been...
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