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Projectile Points

TitleProjectile Points
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1940
AuthorsBROWNE, J.
JournalAmerican Antiquity
Pages209 213
PublisherSociety for American Archaeology
Place PublishedWashington DC
Type of Articlearticle
Publication LanguageEnglish
ISSN Number0002-7316

J. Whittaker: Size of points is not a good marker for dating "pre-bow" - Pt 87 mm long, 37 wide on arrow still shoots many "too large" pts actually ok for bow and arrow.
Experiments with self bow and Basketmaker type atlatl: "Any close degree of accuracy is impossible with atlatl and spear." (uses overhead sweep, full extension) 6 mo practice "can't hit buffalo 1 out of 10 at 30 yards." Bow much more accurate. Dart greater penetration than arrow with same pt. Maximum atlatl throw 81 yards. [I wonder why his accuracy was so poor with atlatl?]