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
  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports

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