An experimental study of projectile fracture patterns
J. Whittaker: [Note individual variation: L vs R patterns]
Use vs manufacture breakage of Elko corner-notched forms. Manufacture: perverse [and bending] breaks, mostly barb or stem in notching. Effects of hafting. [Not enough statistical treatment.] Surprisingly long survival of some points in use, but 70% damaged by 1 throw, average 2.1 throws. Bending fracture most common, especially at neck, espec in yielding material. Crushing - mostly distal and marginal [includes impact flutes] and hard materials. Shearing [burination] espec on barbs and in somewhat yielding material eg wood.
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An experimental study of projectile fracture patterns. Gene L Titmus, James C Woods. Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology. 8 (1): 37-49. 1986 ( tDAR id: 414210)
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