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Archaeologists uncover 5,000-year-old board game pieces

Some things are as old as civilization as we know it: agriculture, government, written language, a reverence for cats, and gaming. As further proof of that last one, Turkish archeologists have unearthed what they think are the oldest board game tokens ever found.

The archeological site of Başur Höyük (photo by Haluk Sağlamtimur, via Discovery News) (click to enlarge)

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