A man who died 3,000 years ago is the earliest known shark attack victim.



Archaeologists at Kyoto University have been investigating evidence for violent trauma on the remains of prehistoric hunter-gatherers,

Alyssa White and Professor Rick Schulting studied a man riddled with 790 traumatic injuries and have concluded that he died at the hands of a shark after noticing the horrific injuries to his limbs.

Their report said: "Given the injuries, he was clearly the victim of a shark attack.

"The man may well have been fishing with companions at the time, since he was recovered quickly.

"And, based on the character and distribution of the tooth marks, the most likely species responsible was either a tiger or white shark."