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3000-year-old shark attack victim from Tsukumo shell-mound, Okayama, Japan

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Modern shark attacks are uncommon and archaeological examples are even rarer, with the oldest previously known case dating to ca. AD 1000. Here we report a shark attack on an adult male radiocarbon dated to 1370–1010 cal BC during the fisher-hunter-gatherer Jōmon period of the Japanese archipelago. The individual was buried at the Tsukumo site near Japan’s Seto Inland Sea, where modern shark attacks have been reported. The victim has at least 790 perimortem traumatic lesions characteristic of...

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10.1016/j.jasrep.2021.103065

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0000-0002-9483-9303
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University of Oxford
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SSD
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School of Archaeology
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0000-0001-8387-4499
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Elsevier Publisher's website
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Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports Journal website
Volume:
38
Article number:
103065
Publication date:
2021-06-23
Acceptance date:
2021-05-28
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2352-409X
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English
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1183248
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pubs:1183248
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2021-06-27

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