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Wrought Iron Fishhook
Five wrought iron fishhooks have been recovered in excavations at Los Adaes. Dr. Barnet Pavao-Zuckerman, zooarchaeologist from the University of Arizona, identified bones from gar, bowfin, catfish, and sunfish. A spine from a catfish possibly as big as one meter long was found in a large pit located south of the eastern bastion. The hook is 4.13 cm long.
Photo credit: Don Sepulvado
Source: Williamson Museum, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, Louisiana