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Dr. Michael Nassaney
Dr. Tal Simmons
Archaeologists have long been plagued with determining the function of lithic tools from archaeological assemblages. Stone projectile points cause particular problems since they form a part of different projectiles: darts and atlatls and bows and arrows. Since wood and leather decompose, the stone tips of projectiles are often all that is left to predict weapon use, and this can create problems since they form only a part of the overall projection system of the atlatl and dart or the bow and arrow (Blitz 1988:125; Christenson 1986).
Pyle, Kendra, "Getting to the Point: The Dart-Arrow Transition in Plum Bayou Culture" (1995). Honors Theses. 1452.
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