Monday, December 15, 2008

Stone Age string: Unearthed, the twine that was twisted into shape 8,000 years ago

8,000 year old string
Our ancestors made it by twisting together what seem to be fibres of honeysuckle, nettles, or wild clematis, and used it in their struggle for survival as the last ice age ended.

Editor Mike Pitts said of the string: 'It is a fantastic find. I don't think the average person realises what an important piece of technology string has been over the ages.'


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