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5,000-Year-Old Leopard Trap Believed Found in Israeli Desert — What Does This Mean For Historians?

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"...you need a good eye and also some digging around to realize what it is."

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Archaeologists believe they’ve found a 5,000-year-old leopard trap in Israel’s Negev desert, providing evidence of a simple yet effective defense system used by shepherds thousands of years ago.

A 1,600-year-old trap was also discovered but was at first believed to be only a few hundred years old, Live Science reports citing a study published in the September issue of the journal Antiquity.

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