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Archaeologists Find a 9,000 year old Chewing Gum

August 14, 1993 GMT

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) _ Archaeologists have found chewing gum believed to be 9,000 years old, and tooth marks showed it had been chewed on by a stone-age teen-ager, a report said Saturday.

The dark-colored gum was made of resin sweetened with honey, the Expressen newspaper said.

Archaeologist Bengt Nordqvist was quoted as saying the gum may be the oldest found in the world. It was among finds at an excavation of a small stone-age community outside Ellos in western Sweden.