Round stones - bolas or something else????

Agneta Guillemot (
16 Jun 1995 01:26:31 GMT

I have read in several popular textbooks on paleoanthropology that
completely round stones, obviously manmade, have been found associated
with early australopithecine hominid remains in africa. They are often
interpreted as beeing stones used for boolas (!). Can this realy be true?
Is'nt the bola a relatively late invention like the bow? Could they
instead have been used for grinding seeds, bark, nuts etc?

Interested in hearing your opinions on this!

Ludvig Mortberg, Sweden