OLD LABEL: HUNTING Early man was an opportunistic hunter of both large and small game. He carried out daring ambushes, driving herds of game into large bogs - reindeer, mammouth, wild horse, and wild bull. Jump and surround techniques stampeded large herds of animals over cliffs and into narrow canyons. Stone Age man invented the atlatl, or spear thrower, which increased the range and force of the spear. Later in this period, he invented an even more efficient weapon, the bow and arrow. By the Neolithic period, domesticated animals provided a more regular source of meat. (9) Bone fragments ith butchering marks. France. 40,000-10,000 B.c. 24.2.423-4, 30.8.56. (10) The boar was hunted, and the slain animal's tusks were often worn as jewelry. France. Neolithic. 24.2.123-7. (11) Jawbone of a deer, hunted prey of Upper Paleolithic people. France.