The tip cross-sectional areas of poisoned bone arrowheads from southern Africa

  title={The tip cross-sectional areas of poisoned bone arrowheads from southern Africa},
  author={Marlize Lombard},
  journal={Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports},
  • M. Lombard
  • Published 1 October 2020
  • Geography
  • Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports
Abstract Current hunter-gatherers from the Kalahari in southern Africa are well-known for their use of poisoned arrowheads, and it is assumed that this tradition spanned most of the Holocene in the region. Recent archaeological work, however, indicates that the techno-behaviour may have originated sometime during the Pleistocene. Tracing the use of poisoned arrowheads through time is not an easy task. Here I explore the use of the tip cross-sectional area (TSCA) metric to analyse relatively… 
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