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Atlatls: Throwing for Distance

Author(s): Craig Ratzat

Editor(s): David Wescott

Year: 1999

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Summary

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.


Cite this Record

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)


Keywords

General
Atlatl Hunting Weapon


Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Experimental Archaeology


Record Identifiers

ExArc Id(s): 5754

Notes

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