Spears were the mainstay of paleolithic man. They were our first tool to defend against the predators of the grasslands and the most basic of our tools.
- Stabbing: A heavy version used for killing trapped animals and fish, also used for defense against predators.
- Throwing: A lighter type, with a more aerodynamic shaft.
Shafts were carved from long pieces of wood. After a spearhead was crafted, resin, gum, animal sinew, leather, or vegetable matter was used to affix it to one end.