Were the Romans the first whale hunters?

Were the Romans the first whale hunters?

Image copyright D. Bernal-Casasola, University of Cadiz Image caption Baelo Claudia: An ancient Roman town in southern Spain Whale bones unearthed at Roman ruins suggest the animals were hunted by humans as long as 2,000 years ago. Genetic fingerprinting evidence points to the presence of right and grey whales in the Mediterranean Sea, where they…