Projectile Point
Age: Over 104,000 years old
Site: Omo Kibish, Ethiopia

Tools for capturing fast and dangerous prey

Stone or bone projectile points, like the one seen here, attached to spears or darts and enabled humans to exploit fast-moving prey like birds and large, dangerous prey like mammoths.


  • Title: Stone projectile point (cast)
  • Location: Omo Kibish, Ethiopia, Africa
  • Type: Stone Tool
  • Rights: This image was obtained from the Smithsonian Institution. The image or its contents may be protected by international copyright laws. http://www.si.edu/termsofuse
  • External Link: View this object record in the Smithsonian Institution Human Origins Website
  • Photo Credit: Chip Clark, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
  • Historic Period: Over 104,000 years old
  • Field: Anthropology

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