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Mammoth-shaped spear thrower
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Spear throwers came into use about 18,000 years ago in Western Europe. The bottom of the spear fits against the hook at the end. Using the thrower to launch the spear sends it with more force, speed and distance than if it was simply thrown by hand.

The hook ends of spear throwers are frequently decorated with an animal. This example is carved from a reindeer antler in the shape of a mammoth. The mammoth's tusks appear on each side of the handle, most of which was broken off in ancient times. It is the only known example which has a hole for an eye (which was probably originally inset with bone or stone). The hook is also unusual because it is an ancient repair. The original hook carved from the antler broke off and was mended by cutting a slot on the back and inserting a bone or antler replacement.

Mammoth-shaped spear thrower


From the rock shelter of Montastruc, Tarn-et-Garonne, France, Late Magdalenian, about 12,500 years old
L. 12.4 cm
Christy Collection




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