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On a scorching day this August, Caleb Woodall wielded his shovel like a spear, stabbing it into the hardened crust of an asbestos-filled pit near Coalinga, California.
The first spear-throwers tossed their weapons 279,000 years ago — before modern humans existed.
Scientists long believed that the ancients who lived 80,000 years ago were the first to throw spears with stone tips.
It’s possible, he says, that bone points were attached to multi-pronged spears that were thrown or thrust at fish.
Each of two newly analyzed specimens sports a toothy lower jaw and one giant spear jutting down from its top jaw.
This was no strange sight to the boy by that time, but it was awkward in the circumstances, for he had neither gun nor spear.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
Mafuta immediately rushed at him with a spear, but was caught by the lion on the shoulder, and dragged down.
HUNTING THE LIONSR.M. BALLANTYNE
This last spear is propelled by a throwing-stick, which was also found lying by it.
There they waited to spear the reindeer, while others hid behind rocks near the entrance to drive the reindeer on.
THE LATER CAVE-MENKATHARINE ELIZABETH DOPP
When they worked in this way, they had no trouble in striking off flakes for spear points and knives.
THE LATER CAVE-MENKATHARINE ELIZABETH DOPP

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