Iziko Blombos bifacial point (PVN54)

Stone point from Blombos cave (PVN 54)
Age: About 77,000 years old
Location of Discovery: Blombos cave, Republic of South Africa

Spear-throwers provided leverage for hurling spears and darts greater distances with more speed and accuracy and with less chance of injury from prey. Stone or bone points, attached to spears or darts, enabled humans to exploit fast-moving prey like birds and large, dangerous prey like mammoths.