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Atlatl Replicate Study

Author(s): Jim Dunbar

Year: 1997

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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].

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



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.

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America