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Octopus Lures From the Marianas Are the Oldest in the World

An archaeological study has determined that cowrie-shell artifacts found throughout the Mariana Islands were octopus lures and that the devices, similar versions of which have been found on islands across the Pacific, are the oldest known artifacts of their kind in the world. The study used carbon dating of archaeological layers to confirm that lures ...

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Michael Carson searching for octopus lures.