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The Design, Dimensions and Weight of Spear-Throwers and Spears

Author(s): Alf Webb

Year: 1999

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J. Whittaker: Experimented with French Paleolithic and Inuit forms. Double the throwing distance of hand throw. Suggests 3:1 ratio of spear length to atlatl length. [He had information from Musee de Malgre Tout 1994, nothing new].

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The Design, Dimensions and Weight of Spear-Throwers and Spears. Alf Webb. Experiment in Archaeology, Annual Publication. 1: 30-32. 1999 ( tDAR id: 417554)


Atlatl Weapon

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England NORTHERN IRELAND Scotland Wales

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Contact(s): EXARC Experimental Archaeology Collection Manager

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ExArc Id(s): 3810


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