6,000-year-old copper fishing hook discovered in Israel

A 6,000-year-old copper fishhook— one of the oldest known in the world—possibly for fishing sharks or very large fish, was discovered in the Israel Antiquity Authority excavations carried out before the construction of the new Agamim neighborhood in Ashkelon in 2018. The find, presented here for the first time, will be exhibited in April at the 48th Archaeological Congress, organized by the Israel Antiquity Authority, the Israel Exploration Society, and the Israeli Archaeological Association.

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