Over 12,000 years ago North American hunters had a weapon call Atlatl weapon it was used to to hunt animals or hit targets. It was the first weapons system developed by humans. Atlatl rage of throwing it is 100 yards or a football flid by a expert. It can penetrate a lot of things like wood,ice,leather,fruits. It can damage steel,copper and stone.
back in that time bow arrows are used to shot long distance. You can hunt with the weapon but it is difficult to hunt with it because you have to aim really good at the target and hit in the right place to kill it. You need a lot of practice to be good at it. A bow arrow is a bent strong stick with a very strong string and with a very strong arrow to penetrate the target. This is a very dangerous weapon also you can ad to the sharp point and put poison on it to kill quicker.
Axes were used for a lot of fighting. How they fight with the axe is they hit the axe on to your head which cleverly damages your head and you probably be dead. Also the axe is good for medium distance of throwing at targets. And axes hook on to targets quite good. In pre-civilization people didn't have a lot of axe in tribes because they didn't know how to make it. So some tribes have axes and others don't.
Back then spears were used to hunt food or protection there tribes. Mainly through out there lives they mostly used spears. Spears were one of the first weapon to be made in pre-civilization. The spear they use is with a stone with a sharpe point some strong rope to keep the stick and stone together.