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The Throwing-stick of a Prehistoric People of the Southwest

TitleThe Throwing-stick of a Prehistoric People of the Southwest
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication1905
AuthorsPEPPER, G. H.
Conference NameProceedings of the International Congress of Americanistes
Conference LocationNew York
Publication LanguageEnglish
Abstract

J. Whittaker: Describes atlatls associated with Basketmakers, pre-Cliff Dweller, no bow and arrow.
Comparisons - Mexico, Cushings Florida finds, others.
Several SW specimens described, mostly Utah, with some dimensions and a few illustrated.
Snake and lightning symbolism.
Spears - often cane, many wood foreshafts from Utah, with stone points, bone bunts, one hardened wood in cranium.
Mentions some experiments with atlatl and fletching, but not described.

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