Clay Cooking Pots Found in Libya From 10,000 Years Ago Are Earliest Known

Humans used clay for triple that time, but mainly to make figurines and bowls, not cookware, say archaeologists.

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The oldest clay pots demonstrably used to cook plants have been identified in Libya. Dated to more than 10,000 years ago, the unglazed pots are almost certainly the work of hunter-gatherers rather than settled...