Interesting look at one of the first metal fish hooks--6,000 years old


Bronze Member
Dec 29, 2004
Down in the pit
Detector(s) used
Garrett 350 GTA
Might be a bit off topic, but if you ever find one of these you might have quite a find. Hasn't changed much since then. Just the addition of a barb--which was probably the equivalent of the invention of stirrups, and the eye is now enclosed. Makes me think that there was probably a special not used to tie on to it.

Ancient fish hook suggests sharks were hunted off Israel's coast 6,000 years ago

And used to fish for sharks, too! The technique must have been interesting.

Top Member Reactions

Users who are viewing this thread

Latest Discussions