Ice Age Insights is a new project looking at Palaeolithic archaeology and geology in the East Midlands.

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Spear thrower

Palaeolithic spear thrower experiment. 
 In use by Homo sapiens since the Upper Palaeolithic (around 30,000 years ago)
Red deer are the largest British land mammal.  They are descended from the stags and hinds that crossed from Europe after the Ice Age

A stag at Bradgate Park, Leicestershire. Red deer are the largest British land mammal, descended from the stags and hinds that crossed from Europe after the Ice Age, humans hunted them here 14,000 years ago.