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Stone point from Blombos cave (PVN 54)

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.

Stone Point, Blombos Cave
Stone Point, Blombos Cave
Image Credit: Chip Clark, Smithsonian Institution
Stone point from Blombos cave (PVN 54)
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Site: Blombos cave, Republic of South Africa
Page last updated: September 14, 2018