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Oldest Stone-Tipped Spear Points (1 of 3)

Caption: This is a ~500,000-year-old point from Kathu Pan 1. Multiple lines of evidence from a University of Toronto-led study indicate that points from Kathu Pan 1 were used as hafted spear tips. Scale bar = 1 cm.

Credit: Jayne Wilkins

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Related news release: Archaeologists identify spear tips used in hunting a half-million years ago


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