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Contact: Sean Bettam
University of Toronto

Oldest Stone-Tipped Spear Points (2 of 3)

Caption: These are examples of experimental hafted points from a University of Toronto-led study. Points were hafted to wooden dowels using Acacia resin and sinew and then thrust into a springbok carcass target using a calibrated crossbow. The Kathu Pan 1 archaeological points show a similar pattern of edge damage to these experimental points.

Credit: Jayne Wilkins

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