Modern versus Prehistoric Hafting Mediums: Are They Comparable?

Author(s): Michael Wilson; Metin Eren

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

This paper examines the performance of three different projectile point hafting mediums in order, to determine whether thermoplastic adhesive is an applicable medium to use in archaeological experiments concerning projectile point ballistic experiments. The study examines ninety, triangular projectiles (thirty points hafted with each of the three mediums): one group is hafted with the thermoplastic adhesive while the other two, organic-based medium groups will consist of a wood-resin pitch glue and a collagen-based hide glue, all fired into a domestic pig carcass. The statistical analysis from each group will offer insights regarding the performance of modern mediums in archaeological experiments.

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Modern versus Prehistoric Hafting Mediums: Are They Comparable?. Michael Wilson, Metin Eren. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449876)

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min long: -103.975; min lat: 36.598 ; max long: -80.42; max lat: 48.922 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 24627