bow string (bows (weapons: missiles & projectors)); stage of manufacture (hunting, fishing & trapping)

Nuchal ligament that is used for making bowsting from the Hadza people of Lake Eyasi, Tanzania. The ligament is broad and narrower at one end.

The nuchal ligament would be cut into thin strips and used for the cord of a bowstring and to fletch arrows.

fighting

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