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University of York

A 6,000-year-old Cooking Pot and Wooden Spoon That Was Recovered from the Åmose Bog in Zealand, Denm

Caption: These artifacts are thought to have been votive offerings by the earliest farming communities who lived in this area. Chemical analysis of charred food residues preserved on inside of a number of these vessels show they were used for processing freshwater fish, which supplemented their fledgling agricultural economy.

Credit: Image courtesy of Anders Fischer

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