“The Bodies in the Cave” by Rachel Monroe (Contributing writer at The New Yorker covering Texas and the Southwest) from the Magazine, The New Yorker, October 10, 2022 Issue By Frank Lukes, Editor of The Atlatl This article follows Byron Schroeder, Head of the Center for Big Bend Studies, a research institute focused on archaeology … Read More “Review: The Bodies in the Cave” »
Click the link to read the paper Bone and antler projectile points from the Meso-Neolithic site Zamostje 2, Moscow region, Russia Projectile points as a major implement of the economic prosperity of ancient people have always been an important indicator for evaluating cultural traditions, chronological attributes, hunting and crafting skills. … In this paper, Olga … Read More “Prehistoric Russian Projectile Points” »
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.
From the University of Washington: “Archaeologists are a little like forensic investigators: They scour the remains of past societies, looking for clues in pottery, tools and bones about how people lived, and how they died. And just as detectives might re-create the scene of a crime, University of Washington archaeologists have re-created the weapons used … Read More “Reconstructing An Ancient Lethal Weapon” »
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 … Read More “Set in Stone – Bannerstones” »