Annemieke Milks

Annemieke Milks

Jun 08, 2016

Group 6 Copy 98
0
    Please wait...

    About This Project

    This interdisciplinary project looks at how the earliest weapons were used. Plain wooden spears have been found in Europe, with the earliest example dating to around 400,000 years. Though found alongside butchered animals it's unclear if they were designed as thrusted or thrown hunting spears or for self-defence against big cats. I will test replicas in a ballistics lab to evaluate effectiveness as hand-thrown hunting spears, helping understand key questions about behaviors in human evolution.

    Blast off!

    Browse Other Projects on Experiment

    Related Projects

    Hot Metal Switch: Synthetic In Vitro Gene Circuit for the Detection of Metal Ions

    Drinking water contaminated by metals, most notably lead, poses health risks to children and adults alike. However...

    Designing touch surfaces to help the visually impaired operate home appliances

    Many new ovens, dishwashers and other home appliances have flat, touch sensitive control panels instead of tactile...

    Testing a small-scale rapid aerated composting system for urban environments

    Urban food and yard wastes can contribute in multiple ways to greenhouse gas production and water pollution...

    Backer Badge Funded