Fish, selective hunting strategies and a delayed-return lifestyle among ancient foragers

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 13:31 in Paleontology & Archaeology

A unique trove of bone material from the 9,200 year old coastal settlement Norje Sunnansund in Blekinge, Sweden, has revealed that surprisingly sophisticated hunting strategies were used at the time. One key find was that the early Mesolithic humans practiced so-called selective hunting -- seemingly in order to maximize gain and preserve the local population of certain species.

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