Magdalenian Bone Spear Thrower

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Illustration

Emma Groeneveld
by Wellcome Images
published on 19 December 2016

Spear thrower made out of bone and decorated with a carving of a horse's head. It belongs to the western European Magdalenian culture (c. 17,000 - c. 10,000 years ago) of the Late- or Upper Palaeolithic industry (c. 50,000/40,000 c. 10,000 years ago). The hook that the arrow would have been fitted on is clearly visible.

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Images, W. (2016, December 19). Magdalenian Bone Spear Thrower. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/6187/magdalenian-bone-spear-thrower/

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Images, Wellcome. "Magdalenian Bone Spear Thrower." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified December 19, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/6187/magdalenian-bone-spear-thrower/.

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