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The Atlatl Assessed: A Review of Recent Anthropological Approaches to Prehistoric North American Weaponry

TitleThe Atlatl Assessed: A Review of Recent Anthropological Approaches to Prehistoric North American Weaponry
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1985
AuthorsDICKSON, B. D.
JournalBulletin of the Texas Archaeological Society
Volume56
Pages1-36
Type of Articlearticle
Publication LanguageEnglish
Abstract

J. Whittaker: [Thorough review, good references, some mistakes.] Seems to accept theory of lengthened contact with spear rather than lever or spring. Most experiments show weights are no help. Atlatl survived for advantages in aquatic hunting and warfare.

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