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Archaeologists uncover earliest evidence for equid bit wear in the ancient Near East

An international team of archaeologists has uncovered the earliest example of the use of a bridle bit with an equid (horse family) in the Near East. The discovery provides first evidence of the use of the bit (mouth piece) to control an animal long before the appearance of the horse in the Near East.

View of the donkey in situ [Credit: Tell es-Safi/Gath Archaeological Project]Evidence of the bridle bit was derived from the skeleton of…

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