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The Bannerstone: A Continuing Enigma

TitleThe Bannerstone: A Continuing Enigma
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsBRUECHERT, L. W.
JournalThe Atlatl
Volume9
Issue2
Pages1-3
PublisherThe World Atlatl Association, Inc.
Place PublishedWintersville, OH
Publication LanguageEnglish
Abstract

J. Whittaker: Atlatl weight theory (Webb) is most accepted, but experiments show doesn't add force or velocity. Baer, Blair suggest "spinning stone" [= spindle whorl] from ethnographic analogy, a find with short slate shaft in bannerstone hole [but only a few wild fibers are suitable for spinning, and associations documented by Webb and others suggest atlatl connection].