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Spear-thrower, illustration

Spear-thrower, illustration

C042/4340

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6000 x 4557 pixels

50.8 x 38.6 cm ⏐ 20.0 x 15.2 in (300dpi)

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JOSE ANTONIO PENAS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY JOSE ANTONIO PENAS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Spear-thrower. Time-lapse motion capture illustration of a man using a spear-throwing device. This is sometimes known as an atlatl, from the word used by the Aztec culture in South America. Evidence for the use of spear-throwers dates from the Middle Palaeolithic (Middle Stone Age), with the earliest examples from around 20,000 years ago.

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