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Throwing sticks in the National Museum

Author(s): Otis T Mason

Year: 1885

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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)



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Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): EXARC Experimental Archaeology Collection Manager

Record Identifiers

ExArc Id(s): 2033


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