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An experimental study of projectile fracture patterns

Author(s): Gene L Titmus ; James C Woods

Year: 1986

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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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ExArc Id(s): 457


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