Fish hook (c35,000BC) – 1000 Inventions and Discoveries
The earliest method of catching a fish was with a piece of stone, pointed at both ends, baited, and tied to a line.
This gorge, as it is called, simply jammed in the fish’s throat. The first real fish hooks were developed by the earliest “modern” humans, the CroMagnons. They caught their fish using a barbed bone hook, one of the many small, specialized tools they made using the versatile burin that they had perfected.