A Review of Ethnographic Use of Wooden Spears and Implications for Pleistocene Hominin Hunting

  title={A Review of Ethnographic Use of Wooden Spears and Implications for Pleistocene Hominin Hunting},
  author={Annemieke Giselle Milks},
  • A. Milks
  • Published 9 September 2020
  • Environmental Science
Wooden spears are amongst the earliest weapons known from the archaeological record, with broken and complete examples known from Middle and Late Pleistocene Eurasian, Australian and South American sites. They were manufactured and used by multiple species of Homo, including H. sapiens. This paper comprises the first systematic review of ethnographic data on the recent use of wooden spears for hunting and human violence. It confronts the historical racism underpinning the abuse of ethnographic… 

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