The Adoption of the Bow and Arrow in Eastern North America: A View from Central Arkansas
J. Whittaker: Regional survey of small point (= arrow) replacement of large points indicates likely earlier than previously thought - perhaps as early as 3000 BC in central plains with unifacial arrow points. Then some areas gradual transition with decrease in size of dart points, and transitional forms. In AR, abrupt introduction of arrow shown by bimodality of metric traits and different form of large and small points, and by different manufacture techniques, but long period of overlap, 700-1100 A.D. Suggest different strategies of adoption and transition with experimentation all over until wide use of small bifacial points by A.D. 700.
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The Adoption of the Bow and Arrow in Eastern North America: A View from Central Arkansas. Michael S Nassaney, Kendra Pyle. American Antiquity. 64 (2): 243-264. 1999 ( tDAR id: 423326)
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