Experiments in the use of atlatl weights

Author(s): Orville H Peets

Year: 1960


J. Whittaker: Weight makes no difference to distance of cast. Weights probably for balance of spear on hand. [Motion not described, but inaccuracy mentioned. Recognized problems of consistency in throwing, but sample size is not mentioned.]

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Experiments in the use of atlatl weights. Orville H Peets. American Antiquity. 26 (1): 108-110. 1960 ( tDAR id: 416519)

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ExArc Id(s): 2775


Rights & Attribution: The information in this record was originally compiled by Dr. Roeland Paardekooper, EXARC Director.