The Schöningen Spears (of which this is 7 of 8) are wooden throwing spears associated with 16,000 animal bones excavated between 1994 and 1998 in Germany.
This and the other spears date to approximately 400,000 years ago. They comprise some of the earliest evidence for big game hunting by hominins found to date. The spears are expertly crafted and resemble modern javalens in terms of shape and weight distribution. They are associated with the species Homo heidelbergensis.