Experimental archaeologists are testing the theory that Stone Age people living in East Asia created tools out of wood and bamboo. The researchers found that crudely knapped stone choppers made from round rock "cobbles" performed remarkably well for chopping down bamboo. In addition, bamboo knives were efficiently crafted with stone tools.
Ancient shipping records inscribed on bamboo poles have been found inside an ancient Korean shipwreck. The National Research Institute of Maritime Cultural Heritage under the Cultural Heritage Administration of Korea announces yesterday that it found bamboo poles with shipment records, including types and amount of loads, departure dates, destinations and recipients.