Some Aboriginal Sites on Green River, Kentucky

Author(s): Clarence B Moore

Year: 1916


J. Whittaker: (Reprinted 2006 Gustav’s Library, Davenport IA)

Reports on burials from "The Indian Knoll" and other sites. Most attention to antler hooks and bannerstones, interpreted tentatively as "netting needles and mesh spacers", experiment shows they work. Atlatl theory considered, but:

1) no definite evidence of atlatls in area

2) atlatl should be one-piece for strength,

3) no points associated [not true, he reports lots of points from burials, including antler point in bone]

4) some crooked or have too small a hole,

5) if hooks are atlatl hooks, what are the stone "spacers" that are found with them for?

Full scale photos and plates of hooks and bannerstones, [but no burial photos showing position of atlatl parts.]

Shell weight described [but not recognized as similar to bannerstones.]

Cite this Record

Some Aboriginal Sites on Green River, Kentucky. Clarence B Moore. Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. 16: 431-509. 1916 ( tDAR id: 423386)

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Atlatl Hunting Weapon

Geographic Keywords

Temporal Keywords
Mesolithic Palaeolithic

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): 10197


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