These deadly spear tips were all found in inhospitable Arctic areas of Yakutia, two made by Stone Age man from the tusks of woolly mammoths, the other hewn from the horn of a long-gone hairy Siberian rhinoceros.Of the three, special interest currently surrounds the front end of a lance or javelin dating back 10,000 to 12,000 years, says Dr Semyon Grigoryev, Director of the Lazarev Mammoth Museum at Northeastern Federal University.It is also 'the world's northernmost discovery of a Paleolithic tool'.Indeed, it proved paleolithic man hunted hundreds of kilometres further north than previously understood.'Then it managed to escape, with the broken spear inside, and died somewhere.' He made clear: 'We are now undertaking radiocarbon dating for the spear tip and for the bones of mammoth.'If the dates are close, we can propose they are indeed related.' The length of the slim prehistoric spear tip is 36.5 centimetres, but it was originally longer.
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