Throwing sticks in the National Museum
Author(s): Otis T Mason
J. Whittaker: Eskimo spear throwers, substitute for bow because can launch harpoon from kayak.
Works by longer force application to spear, some leverage.
Discusses several Eskimo subtypes and geographic distribution, illustrates 22 specimens.
[Basic "Eskimo" type is flat board with carved handgrip often with pegs and/or finger hole, mixed hook and groove, no weights].
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Throwing sticks in the National Museum. Otis T Mason. United States National Museum. Annual Report for 1883-84. 2: 279-289. 1885 ( tDAR id: 415780)
min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;
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ExArc Id(s): 2033
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