Were Panamanian Islanders Dolphin Hunters?

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
January 7, 2016
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Bottlenose dolphin

Did early settlers of Panama’s Las Perlas Islands hunt bottlenose and common dolphins? Archaeologists think they may have driven dolphins onshore to harvest them more easily.

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