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Yaba-Daba-Glue! Stone-Age Use Of Collagen Discovered

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October 16, 1997
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Weizmann Institute
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Weizman Institute scientists have discovered that stone-age cavemen had mastered advanced technology for producing collagen glue from animal skins, several thousands years earlier than ancient Egyptians.

Collagen is one of the latest fads of today's cosmetics industry. Now research at the Weizmann Institute of Science reveals that already back in the stone age, humans were putting this organic compound to use, albeit not in rejuvenating cosmetics. Dr. Arie Nissenbaum discovered an 8,000-year-old cache of collagen used as glue by mysterious Neolithic cavemen who lived in the area of the Dead Sea.


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