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A Levallois point embedded in the vertebra of a wild ass (Equus africanus): hafting, projectiles and Mousterian hunting weapons

  • Eric Boëda (a1), J. M. Geneste (a2), C. Griggo (a3), N. Mercier (a4), S. Muhesen (a5), J. L. Reyss (a4), A. Taha (a6) and H. Valladas (a4)...

The hunting methods of the Neanderthals are rarely evident in detail in the archaeological record. Here, the rare and important discovery of a fragment of broken Levallois point, embedded in the neck-bones of a wild ass, provokes plenty of discussion of the methods of hafting and killing game in the Middle Palaeolithic of Syria.

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