Experiments in the function and performance of the weighted atlatl

  title={Experiments in the function and performance of the weighted atlatl},
  author={Anan W. Raymond},
  journal={World Archaeology},
Abstract The atlatl (or spearthrower) has been used on one continent or another for at least 13,000 years, making it one of the most pervasive weapons in human history. Yet, anthropologists disagree onhow to wield an atlatl, and about the purpose of stone weights often attached to prehistoric examples of this weapon in North America. This paper briefly reviews the contributions and oversights of previous experiments and models on the function of atlatls and atlatl weights. I conducted three new… Expand

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