World’s oldest fishhooks found in Okinawa

The Japan Times

Fishhooks found on a southern Japanese island date back some 23,000 years, making them among the world’s oldest fishing implements, researchers said Monday. The hooks were discovered in Sakitari Cave on the southern end of Okinawa Island several years ago, said Masaki Fujita, chief researcher for the study and a curator at Okinawa Prefectural Museum […]

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