"Mammoth Spear Thrower" by Sara Branch from Cymru / Wales (Spear thrower carved as a mammoth). Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wiki View larger

Mammoth spear thrower

The Mammoth spear thrower is a spear thrower in the form of a mammoth, discovered at the rock shelter of Montastruc, Tarn-et-Garonne, France. The spear thrower was carved from a reindeer antler and depicts a mammoth with a hole for an eye which probably held a bone or stone insert originally. The tusks of the mammoth appear on each side but have mostly been lost due to damage. It is about 12cm in length.

Wikipedia: Mammoth spear thrower
British Museum: Spear thrower carved as a mammoth

12 500 ~

  • Europe
  • Magdalenian
  • 12 cm

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Mammoth spear thrower

Mammoth spear thrower

The Mammoth spear thrower is a spear thrower in the form of a mammoth, discovered at the rock shelter of Montastruc, Tarn-et-Garonne, France. The spear thrower was carved from a reindeer antler and depicts a mammoth with a hole for an eye which probably held a bone or stone insert originally. The tusks of the mammoth appear on each side but have mostly been lost due to damage. It is about 12cm in length.

Wikipedia: Mammoth spear thrower
British Museum: Spear thrower carved as a mammoth