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Ancient man deep-sea fished

Evidence has been found that 42,000 years ago, man had mastered the art of deep-sea fishing.

The site that we studied featured more than 38 000 fish bones from 2 843 individual fish dating back 42 000 years,” O’Connor said, with many of the fish deep-sea species.

“What the site in East Timor has shown us is that early modern humans in island Southeast Asia had amazingly advanced maritime skills.

“They were expert at catching the types of fish that would be challenging even today – fish like tuna. It’s a very exciting find.”

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Story: News24 | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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