NPAA Northern Plains Atlatl Association Web Page

Author(s): Daryl Hrdlicka

Year: 2003


J. Whittaker: Many links and articles, including the following by Hrdlicka. One of the most useful atlatl sites.

2003 Intro to the Atlatl.

2003 Terms for the Atlatl.

Ethnographic (Australia has most) and modern, “Klingon,” and ancient [Sumerian, Egypt, Sanskrit – I know no other evidence for atlatls in these areas and suspect the words relate to spears or rabbit stick type “throwing sticks”]

2003 Peg Styles.

2003 Atlatl Weight Attachments.

2003 Handles

2003 Carving Soapstone Weights

2003 Atlatl Plans

“found, made, reverse-engineered, and otherwise gathered a number of plans and designs… arranged according to where in the world this type was used.”

[Some 75 designs, varying quality and usefulness, good source of ideas]

2003 Australian Children’s Darts

2003 Dart Construction.

Tips and plans for a variety of darts, straightening, fletching, etc.

Cite this Record

NPAA Northern Plains Atlatl Association Web Page. Daryl Hrdlicka. 2003 ( tDAR id: 423425)

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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): 10237


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