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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 1370 Dr. Troglodyte 25-Jul-16 18:24
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 389 Origyptian 25-Jul-16 20:18
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 371 M. J. Thomas 25-Jul-16 22:50
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 279 Origyptian 26-Jul-16 22:41
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 274 Brian Patterson 26-Jul-16 22:52
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 237 Susan Doris 28-Jul-16 17:34
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 249 Origyptian 28-Jul-16 21:36
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 288 Notinham 25-Jul-16 22:08
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 478 Susan Doris 26-Jul-16 05:45
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 284 Steve Clayton 26-Jul-16 20:45
Fourth Hole 244 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Jul-16 16:00
Re: Fourth Hole 246 Steve Clayton 27-Jul-16 16:45
Re: Fourth Hole 255 Origyptian 27-Jul-16 17:43
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 307 Susan Doris 28-Jul-16 05:28
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 231 Bluefirephoenix 28-Jul-16 15:16
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 254 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Jul-16 15:20
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 252 Origyptian 28-Jul-16 15:28
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 217 Susan Doris 28-Jul-16 17:04
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 229 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Jul-16 18:22
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 229 Origyptian 28-Jul-16 15:26
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 201 Susan Doris 28-Jul-16 17:23
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 225 Origyptian 28-Jul-16 21:30
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 228 Bluefirephoenix 29-Jul-16 08:34
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 230 M. J. Thomas 29-Jul-16 09:51
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 294 Origyptian 29-Jul-16 13:37
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 262 Origyptian 29-Jul-16 15:14
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 261 M. J. Thomas 29-Jul-16 15:56
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 192 Thanos5150 29-Jul-16 16:16
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 227 Origyptian 29-Jul-16 16:36
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 295 Thanos5150 29-Jul-16 18:20
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 242 Origyptian 29-Jul-16 19:02
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 224 Thanos5150 29-Jul-16 20:05
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 273 Thanos5150 29-Jul-16 21:02
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 174 Origyptian 29-Jul-16 16:30
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 250 Thanos5150 28-Jul-16 16:04
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 218 Steve Clayton 29-Jul-16 17:50
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 325 Steve Clayton 29-Jul-16 21:14
Update 108 Dr. Troglodyte 14-Jul-17 15:56
Re: Update 104 Reagent 17-Jul-17 00:51
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool Maui captures the Sun 146 molder 17-Jul-17 11:51


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