Early Holocene shell fish hooks from Lene Hara Cave, East Timor establish complex fishing technology was in use in Island South East Asia five thousand years before Austronesian settlement

Susan O'Connor, Peter Veth

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    Abstract

    Discovery of a well-stratified fish hook from a cave sequence on East Timor shows a fishing technology developed at least 5000 years before the Austronesian expansion through Island South East Asia and into the Pacific. The fish hook is fashioned from shell and has been radiocarbon dated to 9741 ± 60 b.p.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)249-256
    JournalAntiquity
    Volume79
    Issue number304
    Publication statusPublished - 2005

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