Atlatls: Throwing for Distance
Author(s): Craig Ratzat
Editor(s): David Wescott
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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.
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)
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Contact(s): Experimental Archaeology
ExArc Id(s): 5754
Rights & Attribution: The information in this record was originally compiled by Dr. Roeland Paardekooper, EXARC Director.