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Interesting research came across my news feed today. Turns out those bronze age copper daggers they find in ancient tombs were designed for processing animal carcasses. Basically the proto-deba. Cool stuff.

Phys.org: Research finally answers what Bronze Age daggers were used for.
https://phys.org/news/2022-04-bronze-age-daggers.html
 
" The project team then carried out wide-ranging experiments with replicas of the daggers that had been created by an expert bronzesmith. This showed that this type of dagger was well suited to processing animal carcasses."

Having been through STEM(ish) grad school in a previous life, the thought of a bunch of researchers in a university lab trying butchery with bronze knives is a really funny image. Probably made their month
 
" The project team then carried out wide-ranging experiments with replicas of the daggers that had been created by an expert bronzesmith. This showed that this type of dagger was well suited to processing animal carcasses."

Having been through STEM(ish) grad school in a previous life, the thought of a bunch of researchers in a university lab trying butchery with bronze knives is a really funny image. Probably made their month
It wouldn’t be first time someone just having fun with their projects. This one is even weirder.
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352409X19305371
 
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