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Fishing in life and death: Pleistocene fish-hooks from a burial context on Alor Island, Indonesia

O'Connor, Susan; Mahirta, Mahirta; Samper Carro, Sofia Cristina; Hawkins, Stuart; Kealy, Shimona; Louys, Julien; Wood, Rachel


Fish-hooks discovered among grave goods associated with an adult female burial at the Tron Bon Lei rockshelter on the island of Alor in Indonesia are the first of their kind from a Pleistocene mortuary context in Southeast Asia. Many of the hooks are of a circular rotating design. Parallels found in various other prehistoric contexts around the globe indicate widespread cultural convergence. The association of the fish-hooks with a human burial, combined with the lack of alternative protein...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Antiquity
DOI: 10.15184/aqy.2017.186
Access Rights: Open Access


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