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Projectile Point

Tools for capturing fast and dangerous prey

Stone or bone projectile points, like the one seen here, attached to spears or darts and enabled humans to exploit fast-moving prey like birds and large, dangerous prey like mammoths.

Omo Kibish Point
Omo Kibish Point
Image Credit: Chip Clark, Smithsonian Institution
Projectile Point
Exhibit Item
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Site: Omo Kibish, Ethiopia
Page last updated: February 9, 2016