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Throwing sticks in the National Museum

TitleThrowing sticks in the National Museum
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1885
AuthorsMASON, O. T.
JournalUnited States National Museum. Annual Report for 1883-84
Volume2
Pages279-289, Table 1-17
PublisherThe Smithsonian Institution
Place PublishedWashington DC
Type of Articlearticle
Publication LanguageEnglish
Abstract

J. Whittaker: Eskimo spear throwers, substitute for bow because can launch harpoon from kayak.
Works by longer force application to spear, some leverage.
Discusses several Eskimo subtypes and geographic distribution, illustrates 22 specimens.
[Basic "Eskimo" type is flat board with carved handgrip often with pegs and/or finger hole, mixed hook and groove, no weights].

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