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Atlatls: Throwing for Distance

Author(s): Craig Ratzat

Editor(s): David Wescott

Year: 1999

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J. Whittaker: Need flex in both atlatl and dart.

Fletching not necessary if dart balanced, and not same diameter for its full length.

Recommends short light dart, tapered and point-heavy, unfletched, and long light flexible atlatl. Achieved distances of over 500 ft.

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Atlatls: Throwing for Distance. Craig Ratzat, David Wescott. In Primitive Technology, a book of earth skills, selection of articles from the Bulletin of Primitive Technology. Pp. 200-201. Utah: Society of Primitive Technology. 1999 ( tDAR id: 419563)


Atlatl Hunting Weapon

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Contact(s): Experimental Archaeology

Record Identifiers

ExArc Id(s): 5754


Rights & Attribution: The information in this record was originally compiled by Dr. Roeland Paardekooper, EXARC Director.

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America