Earliest Lead Artifact in World Found in Israeli Cave - and It Was Made in Turkey

Analysis of 6,000-year old large lead bead found by Israeli archaeologists in Ashalim Cave in the Negev indicates that the ore came from Anatolia.

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A large lead bead-like object with a stick through it, dating back 6,000 years, was discovered deep in a cave by archaeologists in Israel – but analysis of the metal indicates that it came from southern...