Experimental Tests of Middle Palaeolithic Spear Points Using a Calibrated Crossbow

@inproceedings{Shea2001ExperimentalTO,
  title={Experimental Tests of Middle Palaeolithic Spear Points Using a Calibrated Crossbow},
  author={John Shea and Z. J. Davis and Kyle Brown},
  year={2001}
}
Controlled experiments using a calibrated crossbow to thrust stone-tipped spears into animal carcasses reveal a relationship between Levallois point morphology and their performance as spear points. A comparative study of morphometric variation of Levallois points from Levantine Mousterian contexts supports the hypothesis that the demand for stone spear points was an important factor in Levallois point production. 2001 Academic Press 
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