Fossil bone tool

Fossil bone tool

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Credit: JAVIER TRUEBA/MSF/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Fossil bone tool used to punch holes in animal skins or leather when making clothes. It was discovered at the El Portalon site, in Cueva Mayor, in the Sierra de Atapuerca foothills near Burgos, Spain. It was found next to a human skeleton that dated to 5020 to 5030 years ago.

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