The Par-Tee site contains the largest artifact assemblage from the Oregon coast…. Perhaps the most remarkable tools recovered from the site are the remains of at least 23 whale bone atlatls or spear throwers… Several of the Par-tee atlatls are extremely small and were probably used by children.
Wound ballistics: The prey specific implications of penetrating trauma injuries from osseous, flaked stone, and composite inset microblade projectiles during the Pleistocene/Holocene transition, Alaska U.S.A. by Janice Wood and Ben Fitzhugh Journal of Archaeological Science, January 2018 Highlights •Ballistic gel results predicted wound potential of points into soft tissues of the carcass. •The inset microblade point […]
From the Yukon to Norway, climate change has created a new field – ice patch archeology. A revealing new documentary exposing unimaginable human secrets. Watch Secrets from the Ice Read “An Introduction to Ancient Darts from the Yukon“ by Ryan Grohsmeyer to find out more about the dart’s sophistication. See an excerpt with WAA […]
By Eric A. Powell for Archaeology Around 8,000 years ago, in the woodlands of what is now the eastern United States, hunter-gatherers began to make stone objects with holes drilled in them that have no parallel in any other prehistoric society. Today, archaeologists call these highly polished and sometimes elaborate objects “bannerstones.” The name was […]
Sand Dune Cave in southeastern Utah was excavated in 1961 by a Museum of Northern Arizona team under J. Richard Ambler (Lindsay et al. 1969) and produced some notable Archaic and Basketmaker II finds. One was a classic Basketmaker type atlatl, one of the best preserved we have. The original publication included some photos and […]