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Episode 257

Schöningen Spears
Mon, 2018-Jan-15 02:24 UTC
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With 524,994 views on Sunday, 14 January 2018 our article of the day is Schöningen Spears.

The Schöningen Spears, eight wooden throwing spears from the Palaeolithic Age, and an associated cache of approximately 16,000 animal bones were excavated under the management of Hartmut Thieme of the Lower Saxony State Service for Cultural Heritage (NLD) between 1994 and 1998 in the open-cast lignite mine, Schöningen, county Helmstedt district, Germany. Between 380,000 and 400,000 years old, they represent the oldest completely preserved hunting weapons of prehistoric Europe so far discovered. They have helped to support the thesis of active hunt by Homo heidelbergensis and have provided new nuances in the image of cultural and social development of early humans.

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