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A team of archaeologists in China has found pieces of pottery that predate farming. This archeological find challenges the narrative that many historians previously believed: that the development of specialized skills (like pottery) always followed agriculture. Some of the pots have burn marks, indicating that they were likely used for cooking. Created by World History Project.
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