Prehistoric projectile weaponry in Kenya

Veronica Waweru, Visiting Scholar, Council on African Studies
February 15, 2017

Professor Waweru is an archeological anthropologist whose research interests cover prehistoric technological change and innovation in our species – Homo sapiens. Her research focuses on prehistoric projectile weaponry from the Kenya Highlands in the later Pleistocene. Her work on early prehistory projectile technology was featured in the PBS documentary The Human Spark. Professor Waweru’s current project at the Yiapan site in Kenya focuses on the use of poison-assisted hunting using projectile technology by early humans.

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