It seems the earliest men used rocks and branches for both tools and weapons. As our brain grew larger, we began developing flint knapping, or working flint by striking it to break off shards, very sharp shards, that became scrapers for working animal skins, and axes to cut wood. Soon, early man began to flint knap so finely they were making spear points and flint knives. Then came the atlatl, which had a hook for the butt of the spear and greatly increased accuracy and distance. Also during this period shaped wood for clubs, and bone for needles and fasteners for clothing were in use. The bow and arrow developed soon after.
While these are all used for hunting, they served equally well for war.

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