Historical knowledge

The harpoons

Harpoons associated with the hunting of, amongst other animals, elk during the Maglemosian period are most often made from the limb bones of elk and red deer. Hunting with harpoons was practised throughout a long period in Scandinavia, and the shape of the harpoon point changed according to which quarry the hunters chose. In three cases from Denmark, harpoons have been found close to the animal skeletons.

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