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Atlatl [Spear Thrower] Fragment

Chaco Culture National Historical Park, National Park Service

Chaco Culture National Historical Park, National Park Service

A spear shaft was inserted into the grooved, notched end of the atlatl. It provided the hunter with a radically increased range when released.

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  • Title: Atlatl [Spear Thrower] Fragment
  • Contributor: Chaco Culture National Historical Park, National Park Service
  • Original Source: http://www.nps.gov/museum/exhibits/chcu/obj/exb/atlatl_fragment_chcu32871_e.html
  • Source: Chaco Culture National Historical Park
  • Site Found: Site name, Atlatl Cave
  • National Park Service Catalog Number: CHCU 32871
  • Measurements: L 16.4, W 2.5, T 0.9 cm
  • Materials: Wood
  • Date: 2900-900 BC
  • Culture: Archaic
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