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Study: Humans Were Catching Tuna 42,000 Years Ago

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posted on Nov, 24 2011 @ 05:16 PM
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LOS ANGELES - New research suggests humans were expert deep-sea fishermen as far back as 42,000 years ago, hauling in tuna, sharks and barracudas.

The latest evidence comes from an excavation on the southeast Asian island of East Timor where remains of tuna and other deep-water fish were uncovered inside a cave. Using dating techniques, a team led by archaeologist Sue O'Connor of Australian National University found what is the earliest evidence for ocean fishing.

The findings were reported in Friday's issue of the journal Science.

Since catching tuna and marine fish requires tools and advance planning, this meant people must have developed the mental and technological know-how to exploit the sea.


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If this is true then it is time we again rethink the intelligence and technology of ancient human beings. It is, however, possible that these fish came to rest in this cave after their death if this cave was once deep beneath the sea in ancient times. Interesting nonetheless.




posted on Nov, 24 2011 @ 06:10 PM
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The oceans were more shallow then than they are now, not possible for the fish to make it there on their own unless they grew legs and walked there by themselves.

Someone 42k years ago was channeling his inner angler, bass pro of the deep seas.



posted on Nov, 24 2011 @ 06:11 PM
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This is a longer version of the report above

Catchin' Tuna



posted on Nov, 25 2011 @ 09:10 PM
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This is an amazing discovery! Thanks for posting.

F&S'd this earlier but didn't comment. Bump.



posted on Nov, 25 2011 @ 10:19 PM
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You wonder what kind of wild ride they had with a 200+ pound tuna.

Feed a whole village with one fish.
But catching that one fish must have been a trip with what they had.



posted on Nov, 25 2011 @ 10:23 PM
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Originally posted by lonewolf19792000
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The oceans were more shallow then than they are now, not possible for the fish to make it there on their own unless they grew legs and walked there by themselves.

Someone 42k years ago was channeling his inner angler, bass pro of the deep seas.



it's entirely possible the fish walked on land.

walking octopus







-subfab



posted on Nov, 25 2011 @ 11:48 PM
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Where are the tools then? Maybe the fish washed into there due to a tsunami, unless that is impossible. Just saying if there are fish bones there, then, where are the tools? Just wondering.




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