02 January 2004
Vol 303, Issue 5654

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COVER A foreshaft used for quick replacement of broken spear points. This example, made from the horn of a woolly rhinoceros (Coelodonta antiquitatis), was discovered in arctic Siberia and is about 27,400 radiocarbon years old. See page 52. [Photo: E. Yu. Girya]