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Making an impact

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Two deer bones from the 120,000-year-old Neanderthal site of Neumark-Nord 1 bear damage consistent with impact from a wooden spear. The hunting lesions are the earliest clear examples of such bone damage and give clues to how Neanderthals hunted their prey.

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Fig. 1: Early wooden spears and a possible hunting lesion.

Annemieke Milks

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Milks, A. Making an impact. Nat Ecol Evol 2, 1057–1058 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-018-0600-9

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