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Fish Hook

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1943A119
Collection:Antiquities - Prehistory


Vinca was home to some of the earliest farmers in Europe.They grew wheat for making bread and kept domesticated animals, especially pigs. The latter were probably left to forage for themselves in local woodland. Despite being farmers these people still exploited many natural resources as this fish hook demonstrates. They lived in small houses made out of wood and clay.

Presented by Sir Charles Hyde Bt, 1943.

Further Information

Production Period:Neolithic (8000 BC-5000 BC)
Place of Origin:Vinca, Yugoslavia
Place of Excavation:Vinca, Yugoslavia


Height:64 mm