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Archaeologists Argue That Fishhooks Were Used 42,000 Years Ago

Archaeologists are arguing that fishhooks, a microlithic tool technology, have been used by humans as early as 42,000 years ago. Archaeologists working in East Timor, within the island chain of Indonesia, have produced evidence that humans were using fish hook technology for deep sea fishing much earlier than thought.

To learn more about the findings, see the article on MSNBC.

Roman Mosaics Demonstrate Shrinking Fish

Archaeologists studying Roman mosaics believe that they have identified a popular eating fish, the Dusky Grouper, has significantly shrunk in size over the centuries.

“These representations suggest that groupers were, in ancient times, so large as to be portrayed as sea monsters and that their habitat use and depth distribution have shifted in historical times.”

To learn more about this ichthyological discovery, see the story in Discovery News.