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“Archaeologists excavating a cave in the Swabian Jura of southwestern Germany have found what they believe is a rope-making tool nearly 40,000 years old.

The rope-making tool is a carefully carved and well-preserved piece of mammoth ivory…

The find is 8 inches (20.4 cm) long and has four holes 0.27-0.35 inches (7-9 mm) in diameter. Each of the holes is lined with deep and precisely cut spiral incisions.

“These elaborate carvings are technological features of rope-making equipment rather than just decoration,” the scientists said…”


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40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 1476 Dr. Troglodyte 25-Jul-16 18:24
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 443 Origyptian 25-Jul-16 20:18
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 417 M. J. Thomas 25-Jul-16 22:50
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 309 Origyptian 26-Jul-16 22:41
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 319 Brian Patterson 26-Jul-16 22:52
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 278 Susan Doris 28-Jul-16 17:34
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 289 Origyptian 28-Jul-16 21:36
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 311 Notinham 25-Jul-16 22:08
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 517 Susan Doris 26-Jul-16 05:45
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 318 Steve Clayton 26-Jul-16 20:45
Fourth Hole 266 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Jul-16 16:00
Re: Fourth Hole 281 Steve Clayton 27-Jul-16 16:45
Re: Fourth Hole 277 Origyptian 27-Jul-16 17:43
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 347 Susan Doris 28-Jul-16 05:28
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 267 Bluefirephoenix 28-Jul-16 15:16
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 291 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Jul-16 15:20
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 293 Origyptian 28-Jul-16 15:28
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 239 Susan Doris 28-Jul-16 17:04
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 255 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Jul-16 18:22
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 263 Origyptian 28-Jul-16 15:26
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 224 Susan Doris 28-Jul-16 17:23
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 255 Origyptian 28-Jul-16 21:30
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 248 Bluefirephoenix 29-Jul-16 08:34
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 252 M. J. Thomas 29-Jul-16 09:51
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 326 Origyptian 29-Jul-16 13:37
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 297 Origyptian 29-Jul-16 15:14
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 293 M. J. Thomas 29-Jul-16 15:56
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 217 Thanos5150 29-Jul-16 16:16
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 255 Origyptian 29-Jul-16 16:36
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 358 Thanos5150 29-Jul-16 18:20
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 280 Origyptian 29-Jul-16 19:02
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 244 Thanos5150 29-Jul-16 20:05
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 328 Thanos5150 29-Jul-16 21:02
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 183 Origyptian 29-Jul-16 16:30
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 279 Thanos5150 28-Jul-16 16:04
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 249 Steve Clayton 29-Jul-16 17:50
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 358 Steve Clayton 29-Jul-16 21:14
Update 118 Dr. Troglodyte 14-Jul-17 15:56
Re: Update 136 Reagent 17-Jul-17 00:51
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool Maui captures the Sun 185 molder 17-Jul-17 11:51


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