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Atlatl Replicate Study

TitleAtlatl Replicate Study
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsDUNBAR, J.
JournalAucilla River Times
Volume10
Issue1
Pagesxx-xx
PublisherAucilla River Prehistory Project
Publication LanguageEnglish
Abstract

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].

URLhttp://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/natsci/vertpaleo/aucilla10_1/aucilla.htm
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