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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 1066 Dr. Troglodyte 25-Jul-16 18:24
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 296 Origyptian 25-Jul-16 20:18
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 292 M. J. Thomas 25-Jul-16 22:50
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 230 Origyptian 26-Jul-16 22:41
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 208 Brian Patterson 26-Jul-16 22:52
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 163 Susan Doris 28-Jul-16 17:34
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 175 Origyptian 28-Jul-16 21:36
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 219 Notinham 25-Jul-16 22:08
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 397 Susan Doris 26-Jul-16 05:45
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 213 Steve Clayton 26-Jul-16 20:45
Fourth Hole 195 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Jul-16 16:00
Re: Fourth Hole 163 Steve Clayton 27-Jul-16 16:45
Re: Fourth Hole 207 Origyptian 27-Jul-16 17:43
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 237 Susan Doris 28-Jul-16 05:28
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 166 Bluefirephoenix 28-Jul-16 15:16
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 183 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Jul-16 15:20
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 181 Origyptian 28-Jul-16 15:28
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 161 Susan Doris 28-Jul-16 17:04
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 176 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Jul-16 18:22
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 162 Origyptian 28-Jul-16 15:26
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 154 Susan Doris 28-Jul-16 17:23
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 155 Origyptian 28-Jul-16 21:30
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 176 Bluefirephoenix 29-Jul-16 08:34
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 184 M. J. Thomas 29-Jul-16 09:51
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 219 Origyptian 29-Jul-16 13:37
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 186 Origyptian 29-Jul-16 15:14
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 185 M. J. Thomas 29-Jul-16 15:56
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 149 Thanos5150 29-Jul-16 16:16
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 157 Origyptian 29-Jul-16 16:36
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 204 Thanos5150 29-Jul-16 18:20
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 166 Origyptian 29-Jul-16 19:02
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 177 Thanos5150 29-Jul-16 20:05
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 189 Thanos5150 29-Jul-16 21:02
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 149 Origyptian 29-Jul-16 16:30
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 191 Thanos5150 28-Jul-16 16:04
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 152 Steve Clayton 29-Jul-16 17:50
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool 274 Steve Clayton 29-Jul-16 21:14
Update 67 Dr. Troglodyte 14-Jul-17 15:56
Re: Update 33 Reagent 17-Jul-17 00:51
Re: 40,000-Year-Old Rope-Making Tool Maui captures the Sun 31 molder 17-Jul-17 11:51


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