Topic ID #37421 - posted 9/27/2016 8:23 AM

World's oldest fish hooks, Japan



rkeyo

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Researchers have discovered the world's oldest fish hooks on Okinawa Island in Japan.

The hooks were painstakingly crafted from the shells of sea snails about 23,000 years ago.

The discovery of the tools sheds light on the early history of humans in the region. The presence of the hooks and other artifacts suggests a more rich and complex maritime technology in prehistoric Okinawa than was previously known to have existed.

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2016/0919/World-s-oldest-fish-hooks-What-they-tell-us-about-Paleolithic-Japan





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