Spears have been used by man from time immemorial – archaeological studies of impact marks on ancient bones reveals that stone-headed spears were used as far back as 500,000 years ago! Even the ‘Atlati’, the primitive form of bows-and-arrow goes back almost 40,000 years.
Fact is, as man has evolved, so has his weaponry. The significant difference being that while it was used by the primitives to catch prey for food, today, we moderns use it for destructive warfare between people and nations. Here’s a visual record of weaponry through the ages, and innovations of the future.
Infographic by – HistoryDegree