The May/June 2019 issue of Archeology magazine (https://www.archaeology.org/issues/336-1905) has an article about Moche Badminton, and Chris Henry of Paleoarts is mentioned. When Chris Henry saw Moche depictions of the shuttlecock and crosspieces used in the ancient game, he says, ‘I immediately know what was going on, and I thought, “Oh, yeah. I can make those.”‘ … Read More “Moche Badminton” »
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 … Read More “Wound Ballistics from Stone Projectiles” »
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” »