A 300,000-year-old throwing stick from Schöningen, northern Germany, documents the evolution of human hunting

@article{Conard2020A3T,
  title={A 300,000-year-old throwing stick from Sch{\"o}ningen, northern Germany, documents the evolution of human hunting},
  author={Nicholas J. Conard and Jordi Serangeli and Gerlinde Bigga and Veerle Rots},
  journal={Nature Ecology \& Evolution},
  year={2020},
  volume={4},
  pages={690-693}
}
The poor preservation of Palaeolithic sites rarely allows the recovery of wooden artefacts, which served as key tools in the arsenals of early hunters. Here, we report the discovery of a wooden throwing stick from the Middle Pleistocene open-air site of Schöningen that expands the range of Palaeolithic weaponry and establishes that late Lower Palaeolithic hominins in Northern Europe were highly effective hunters with a wide array of wooden weapons that are rarely preserved in the archaeological… 
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