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Maya Use And Prevalence Of The Atlatl: Projectile Point Classification Function Analysis From Chichen Itza, Tikal, And Caracol

  title={Maya Use And Prevalence Of The Atlatl: Projectile Point Classification Function Analysis From Chichen Itza, Tikal, And Caracol},
  author={Andy J. Ciofalo},
Multiple scholars have briefly discussed the Maya use of the atlatl. Yet, there has never been a decisive encompassing discussion of prevalence and use of the atlatl in the Maya region with multiple lines of support from iconographic and artifactual analyses. This thesis explores the atlatl at Chichén Itzá, Tikal, and Caracol Maya sites to prove that atlatl prevalence can be interpreted primarily based on projectile point " classification function " analysis with support from iconographic and… 

Contributions to the Dart versus Arrow Debate: New Data from Holocene Projectile Points from Southeastern and Southern Brazil.

Preliminary results are presented to better understand the potential presence of darts and arrows in southeastern and southern Brazil, indicating the presence of points that could be used as arrowheads.



Archaeological Evidence for the use of Atlatl Weights in the Northwest

Abstract Wilson Duff's tentative identification of several lower Fraser River artifacts as atlatl weights led the authors to examine 104 whole and fragmentary probable weights from the Northwest.

Stones and Shafts Redux: The Metric Discrimination of Chipped-Stone Dart and Arrow Points

This study extends Thomas's approach by increasing the dart sample and the rate of successful classification, and concludes that Shoulder width is the most important discriminating variable.

Arrowheads and Atlatl Darts: How the Stones Got the Shaft

An ethnographic and archaeological sample of 142 stone-tipped arrows and atlatl darts has been analyzed from several points of view and results indicate that arrowheads can be quantitatively distinguished from dart points with some degree of accuracy.

Projectile Points

Due, I believe, to the lack of a working knowledge of the bow and the atlatl, the tendency with some archaeologists is to date sites by the size of projectile points. In this paper, the writer hopes

Weapon trials: the atlatl and experiments in hunting technology

, edited by Jeff Ferguson, in prep. One of my favorite bits of archaeological jargon is the description of stone projectile points as part of “complex projectile delivery systems” (Christenson 1986).

Testing a Simple Hypothesis Concerning the Resilience of Dart Point Styles to Hafting Element Repair

Experimental flintknappers have shown that it was possible for prehistoric hunters to repair basally damaged dart points by retouching the base to a different shape. Because dart points were highly

The Weights of Chipped Stone Points: A Clue to Their Functions

  • F. Fenenga
  • Art
    Southwestern Journal of Anthropology
  • 1953
These [projectile points] will be discussed in two categories: (1) small, thin, light, finely chipped specimens believed to have served on arrows; and (2) larger, thicker, heavier and more crudely

Hunting during the Upper Paleolithic: Bow, Spearthrower, or Both?

The European Upper Paleolithic and Mesolithic have produced numer­ ous series of projectile points that are highly variable in both morphology and raw material. The function of these objects has been

Classic Maya Warfare and Settlement Archeology at Caracol, Belize

It has become increasingly evident that the Classic Maya were nm an utopian peaceful people and that, in fact, the overall cultural trajectory of the Maya was directly related to warfare. Changes in