The Bannerstone: A Continuing Enigma

Author(s): Lorenz W Bruechert

Year: 1996


J. Whittaker: Atlatl weight theory (Webb) is most accepted, but experiments show doesn't add force or velocity. Baer, Blair suggest "spinning stone" [= spindle whorl] from ethnographic analogy, a find with short slate shaft in bannerstone hole [but only a few wild fibers are suitable for spinning, and associations documented by Webb and others suggest atlatl connection].

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The Bannerstone: A Continuing Enigma. Lorenz W Bruechert. The Atlatl. 9 (2): 1-3. 1996 ( tDAR id: 423329)

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ExArc Id(s): 10140


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