Arrowpoints, Spearheads, and Knives of Prehistoric Times

Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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A thorough history of the weapons and tools our prehistoric ancestors used to survive, this book reveals a world that will fascinate anyone interested in outdoor skills, ancient weapons, or anthropology. Thomas Wilson explains the many types of arrowheads, spears, and knives used by the peoples of the Paleolithic period across Western Europe and the early days of America. He details the materials from which these tools were made, how and where they were manufactured, and the purposes for which they were crafted—from hunting and cutting to scraping and grinding. Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of drawings of these tools, including microscopic details of the flint and other stones from which they were crafted, this is a rare look into what seems like mankind's not-so-distant past.
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About the author

Elizabeth Marshall Thomas is a noted anthropologist and is also the author of "The Hidden Life of Dogs" (Pocket 1996), "The Tribe of Tiger", "The Harmless People", "Warrior Herdsmen", & the novels "Certain Poor Shepherds", "Reindeer Moon", & "The Animal Wife". She lives in Peterborough, New Hampshire and the Boston area.

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Publisher
Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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Published on
Apr 17, 2007
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Pages
288
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ISBN
9781510720084
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Language
English
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Genres
History / Ancient / General
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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