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Sickle

UnknownPre-Pottery Neolithic B, 9000 years ago

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

One of the main factors in the transition to agriculture was the accumulation of food-production techniques, especially the means of gathering and processing wild cereals. This included the introduction of sickles. This 9000 years old sickle, found in Nahal Hemar cave, Jordan Valley, is the world's oldest complete Sickle.

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  • Title: Sickle
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: Pre-Pottery Neolithic B, 9000 years ago
  • Location: Nahal Hemar cave
  • Type: Sickle
  • Rights: Israel Antiquities Authority, Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
  • External Link: Israel Museum, Jerusalem
  • Medium: Horn, flint, resin
  • Dimensions: L: 28.3 cm; W: 3.8 cm
  • Curator: Hershman, Debby

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