Image: Fish-hooks


This is a colour image showing five stages of fish-hook manufacture in the top row and below a complete modern turban shell ('Turbo torquata') for comparison. The modified turban shells were excavated from an archaeological site in Botany Bay, New South Wales, and range in size from 29 mm to 42 mm. The modern turban shell is 65 mm in length.


Paul Ovenden
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