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The effect of projectile point size on atlatl dart efficiency

TitleThe effect of projectile point size on atlatl dart efficiency
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsCOUCH, J. S., T. A. STROPES, and A. B. SCHROTH
JournalLithic Technology
Volume24
Issue1
Pages27-37
Publication LanguageEnglish
Abstract

J. Whittaker: Point size makes no difference in throwing distance. [Weak experimental design (small sample human throws) and dubious theoretical orientation (Perkins) but conclusion correct. However human variability in throws should be expected to outweigh difference in points, and the real useful info here is the demonstration that all point sizes work about equally, so point size is not necessarily a good marker of atlatl vs bow]