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Homo heidelbergensis used wooden weapons to hunt waterbirds and horses

April 24, 2020 - General

Ice Age hunters in northern Europe were highly skilled and used a wide range of effective weapons. A wooden throwing stick found by the team of the University of Tubingen and the Senckenberg Center for Human Evolution and Paleoenvironment in Schoningen, Lower Saxony, Germany, highlights the complexity of early hunting. The discovery is presented in a new paper in Nature Ecology & Evolution.
Rendering of hunters on the Schoningen…

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