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Spear and Arrow Use among San Hunters of the Kalahari
  • Robert Hitchcock
  • Peter Bleed
Part of the Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology book series (IDCA)

Abstract

Stone points were among the very first artifacts to attract scholarly attention, and they have consistently retained the interest of archaeologists. In recent years, the study of projectile points has progressed from descriptive concerns of culture history and typology (e. g., Bell 1958, 1960) to the general investigation of hunting technology (Larralde 1990; Odell 1988). As distinctive variables of hand-thrown spears and arrows have become evident, the behavioral implications of projectile alternatives have come into better focus.

Keywords

Okavango Delta Main Shaft Projectile Point Hunting Method Subsistence Hunter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Hitchcock
    • 1
  • Peter Bleed
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnthropologyUniversity of Nebraska-LincolnLincolnUSA

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