Punctured Horse Shoulder Blade

Punctured Horse Shoulder Blade
Exhibit item
Discovered by: 
A team led by Mark Roberts
Age: 
About 500,000 years old
Site: 
Boxgrove, England

Hunting of large animals with spears

The semicircular wound on this  fragment of a horse shoulder blade was made by a weapon such as a spear, indicating it was killed by early humans. Other horse bones from the same site have butchery marks from stone tools.

Boxgrove horse scapula with spear puncture hole