Researchers find sophisticated fishhooks used by ancient hunters

03/11/2013 | LiveScience.com

One of six fishhooks excavated from present-day Wustermark, Germany, dates to nearly 19,000 years ago, an indication that ancient hunters may have developed sophisticated fishing tools much earlier than once believed. The fishhooks were likely left by hunters, who originally hunted Ice Age reindeer, 12,300 years ago as the climate warmed and more fish appeared, according to findings published in the Journal of Archaeological Science.

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