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Fish Hooks

The design of a fish hook has changed little over thousands of years. Early Native Americans at the Kolb site fished with hooks chipped and carved from bone material resulting in a form not unlike a modern steel fishing hook. Bone hooks may have been attached to line woven from dried strands of the native Yucca plant, a durable, water resistant source of fiber. In this video, Tom Ray, an expert in primitive fishing, demonstrates how a chunk of bone would have been worked down to a hook.

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