The female human skeleton SanTeodoro 4, discovered in a burial found in San Teodoro cave in Sicily (Italy), dated to the end of the Upper Paleolithic (Epigravettian) has a flint point embedded in the hip bone. The bone reaction proves that she survived to the trauma. Flint points similar to the one present in the hip bone of San Teodoro 4 are usually considered as arrow points. The case presented is one the oldest records of bow use and interpersonal violence.

1997. An arrow-caused lesion in a late Upper Palaeolithic human pelvis. Current Anthropology

FABBRI, Pier Francesco;
1997

Abstract

The female human skeleton SanTeodoro 4, discovered in a burial found in San Teodoro cave in Sicily (Italy), dated to the end of the Upper Paleolithic (Epigravettian) has a flint point embedded in the hip bone. The bone reaction proves that she survived to the trauma. Flint points similar to the one present in the hip bone of San Teodoro 4 are usually considered as arrow points. The case presented is one the oldest records of bow use and interpersonal violence.
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