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Experiments in the use of atlatl weights

Author(s): Orville H Peets

Year: 1960

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Summary

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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Contact(s): Experimental Archaeology


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ExArc Id(s): 2775

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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