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World's oldest funereal fish hooks found

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An archaeologist from The Australian National University (ANU) has uncovered the world's oldest known fish-hooks placed in a burial ritual, found on Indonesia's Alor Island, northwest of East Timor.

The five fish hooks were among items carefully placed under the chin, and around the jaws of a female from the Pleistocene era, dating back 12,000 years.

Distinguished Professor Sue O'Connor from the School of Culture, History and Language in the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific said the discovery turns on its head the theory that most fishing activities on these islands were carried out by men.

https://phys.org/news/2017-12-archaeologist-world-oldest-funereal-fish.html

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third_eye

So I guess 'Gone Fishing' is as old as 'The one that got away' 

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