sábado, 25 de abril de 2015

Ancient fishing leister found together with its spearing point


1/3. Illustration of fishing leister and how it works. Image: Museum Lolland Falster

Prongs and a bone point from the Late Stone Age have been found together, proving to archaeologists that prehistoric leisters really had a centred point for spearing.

At the archaeological investigations ahead of the construction of the future Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link, archaeologists from Museum Lolland-Falster in Denmark have found an object that has them very excited. Jammed into the seabed was the lower part of a fragmented fishing leister consisting of both lateral prongs and a bone point slightly offset between them. It has long been presumed that there was a link between lateral leister prongs and bone points, but this is probably the first time the connection has been documented in practice. The find thus confirms a theory that has been supported by archaeologists for decades. [...] pasthorizonspr.com (Via B&W3)

Link2: Documentan tridente de pesca de madera y hueso junto a Rødbyhavn, en Dinamarca
Este hallazgo confirma la relación entre piezas de madera con punta de hueso que hasta ahora habían aparecido separadas
Arqueólogos del Museo Lolland-Falster de Dinamarca han documentado por primera vez la relación entre lanzas de pesca con dos laterales de madera y una punta central de hueso procedentes del Neolítico final. La existencia de estos tridentes se sospechaba desde hace décadas, aunque por primera vez se ha podido constatar arqueológicamente, ya que hasta ahora los distintos elementos habían aparecido por separado...