Mesolithic fishing traps found in Baltic Sea
|A diver examines the fish traps [Credit: Zhelezyaka.com]|
"It's the world's oldest find of fishing equipment," Johan Rönnby, a professor of marine archaeology at Södertörn University College, told Sveriges Radio (SR).
|Part of the fencing structure [Credit: Zhelezyaka.com]|
However, no settlements have yet been uncovered, according to Rönnby.
The discovery was made as part of a larger research project carried out by the MARIS maritime archaeology institute at Södertörn dubbed Landscapes Lost.
Launched in 2011, the project aims to survey and examine the postglacial river mouth of Verke river's well as the archipelago off of Blekinge in southern Sweden.
Researchers hope their work will shed light on how people lived and what the now-underwater landscape looked like 9,000 years ago.
Source: The Local [June 05, 2012]
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