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History of Recycling Dates Back to Paleolithic
2012-09-21 09:36:04

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Although they might not have had pretty symbols and blue buckets to sort their recyclables into like modern humans, a new study shows that humans from the Upper Paleolithic Age recycled their stone artifacts and repurposed them as far back as 13,000 years ago. The study, published in the Journal of Archaeological Science, is based on burnt artifacts found in the Moli del Salt site in Tarragon, Spain.  Prehistoric recycling of...