A Levallois point embedded in the vertebra of a wild ass (Equus africanus): hafting, projectiles and Mousterian hunting weapons

  title={A Levallois point embedded in the vertebra of a wild ass (Equus africanus): hafting, projectiles and Mousterian hunting weapons},
  author={Eric Bo{\"e}da and J.-M. Geneste and Christophe Griggo and N. Mercier and Sultan Muhesen and J-L. Reyss and A Taha and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Valladas},
  pages={394 - 402}
The hunting methods of the Neanderthals are rarely evident in detail in the archaeological record. Here, the rare and important discovery of a fragment of broken Levallois point, embedded in the neck-bones of a wild ass, provokes plenty of discussion of the methods of hafting and killing game in the Middle Palaeolithic of Syria. 

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