Atlatl Replicate Study

Author(s): Jim Dunbar

Year: 1997


J. Whittaker: Testing breakage on Clovis era ivory rods used as foreshafts. Used 2 atlatls - modified Key Marco form with 2 holes, European Upper Paleolithic form. Oak dowel spear 1.8 m long, 227 grams. Silicified coral point and ivory foreshaft made by C Van Orter, wooden + alligator bone foreshafts. Driven into palm trunk 50 times, points and foreshafts survived, lashings failed. Need more exper to test breakage. [Impressive durability of both pts + shafts].

Cite this Record

Atlatl Replicate Study. Jim Dunbar. Aucilla River Times . 10 (1): xx-xx. 1997 ( tDAR id: 423417)

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Atlatl Hunting Weapon

Geographic Keywords

Temporal Keywords
Newest Era

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): 10229


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