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Ninth century fishing trap found in southern England

A 500-foot-long timber fishing trap which dates back to the 8th or 9th centuries has been found in southern England. A timber fishing trap exposed on the Hampshire coast dates back to Saxon times, it has been confirmed. The weir, built as a permanent wooden structure to catch fish as the tide

Medieval fishing trap found in Poland

A large medieval wicker fish trap has been found in Poland. The trap is preserved in good condition. Inside it were the remains of caught fish - according to preliminary calculations, there were more than 4,000. Originally, the fish-pot resembled a narrow, oblong, pointed basket with length of approx. 1.6 m.

5,000-year-old Leopard trap found in Israel

A 5,000-year-old leopard trap has been found in the Negev Desert in Israel, next to another trap which dates back 1,600 years. "They look like a pile of stones, like a cairn, and you need a good eye and also some digging around to realize what it is," Porat told LiveScience. To

Ancient fish trap found in Australian creek

Archaeologists believe a series of rocks placed in a creek near Esperance, Western Australia, may be an ancient fish trap. Archaeologist David Guilfoyle said the rock structure harnessed the natural tidal cycles of the estuary by trapping fish as they moved in and out with the tides. "It is difficult to determine

The oldest fishing traps in the world

Swedish archaeologists have discovered the world's oldest wooden fishing traps on the floor of the Baltic sea. The find, located of the eastern coast of Skåne County, consists of an arrangement of several finger-width sticks dated to be 9,000 years old. "It's the world's oldest find of fishing equipment," Johan Rönnby, a

1,400-year-old fishing traps found in British Columbia

Radiocarbon dating of wooden stakes pounded into the mud of the Courtenay Estuary in British Columbia have been dated back 1,400 years. They estimate there are the remains of perhaps 150,000 stakes in the estuary, although many are not immediately obvious as the remnants are below the mud.But at low