Survival By Hunting: Prehistoric Human Predators and Animal Prey

Author(s): George C Frison

Year: 2004


J. Whittaker: Plains area, Paleoindian to historic, all major animal species, behavioral and hunting technique discussions from experience as hunter, rancher, archaeologist. Atlatls discussed briefly, photo of find from Spring Creek Cave, info on experiments with atlatls, Clovis pts and culled elephants. Stresses importance of knowing animal behavior for hunter and for arch trying to interpret past. It was easier to improve stalking and get close to animals, working with limitations of weapons than to make major technological improvements. Considers metal pts and tools major improvement over stone. Lots of animals taken in drive and trap systems.

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Survival By Hunting: Prehistoric Human Predators and Animal Prey. George C Frison. Berkeley: University of California Press. 2004 ( tDAR id: 423359)

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Atlatl bow & arrow Hunting Spear Weapon

Geographic Keywords

Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): EXARC Experimental Archaeology Collection Manager

Record Identifiers

ExArc Id(s): 10170


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