9th Millennia B.C.E.

Net of Antrea, Finland

Humans invent the fishing net

The oldest known fishing net is the net of Antrea, found with other fishing equipment in the Karelian town of Antrea, Finland, in 1913. The net was made from willow, and dates back to 8300 B.C.E.

krystian tambur

Humans and cats begin living together, perhaps in Cyprus

We know that humans have lived with cats for at least 10,000 years€”there’s a 9,500-year-old grave in Cyprus with a cat buried alongside its human, and ancient Egyptian art has a popular motif showing house cats eating fish under chairs.

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