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Contact: Sean Bettam
University of Toronto

Oldest Stone-Tipped Spear Points (3 of 3)

Caption: This is a mounted crossbow used for spearing experiments in a University of Toronto-led study that showed that ~500,000-year-old points from Kathu Pan 1 were used as hafted spear tips.

Credit: Benjamin Schoville

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