- internet links for
atlatls, woomeras and spear throwers
- Last updated on 8 July
If you know of any other links that belong on this web page,
please email the link with a brief description to: Ted
What is the Definition
of an Atlatl ?
The National Musueum of the Americas has a wonderful website with
search capabilities and photographs of artifacts. Check out the
in the Museum of the American Indian.
If you enjoy communicating with other atlatl throwers, try joining
the Community Zero Atlatl web site at: http://www.communityzero.com/atlatlworld
For more information about this site, please email: Scott
Dennis Lantz is the
webmaster for the Atlatls
'N More website. This is an online magazine for the atlatl
community, Atlatls 'N More and Atlatl Digest will be dynamic and
updated regularly with pictures, articles, and more.
The Michigan Atlatl
Association has great links and information about atlatls.
One link of special interest is a review of The
Use of the Atlatl on Lake Patzcuaro, Michoacan.
Margie & Frank Takoch have posted a rather large Gallery
of Atlatl Photographs from their many recent atlatl
adventures. In addition to photographs of many different atlatl
events, they have posted photos of their visit to the Smithsonian to
see the rather Large
Collection of Atlatls in the National Archives. Also, see their
photos of the Marshall
Bob Berg of
Atlatl relates stories with photographs of many of his atlatl
hunting and fishing adventures. There is also a new link to the new
Atlatl Hunting and Fishing Site. There is a lot of information about
how to hunt and fish on this web site.
John Whittaker has
posted a large annotated atlatl bibliography and a photo essay on
atlatl principles and how he coaches students to throw at http://web.grinnell.edu/anthropology/Faculty/johnw.html
is a photo/discussion forum, sort of a cyber camp for prehistoric
skills enthusiasts with a number of discussion forums that involve
all manner of subjects, including atlatls. Contact Tom
Mills for more information.
Two small web pages show photos taken at the Valley of Fire World
Atlatl Association Tournament in Nevada - April 1995 by Jim Gilligan
of the Michigan Atlatl Association. Page
#1 shows competitor Ray Madden with an eskimo style atlatl
& unfletched river cane dart. A second photo shows a selection of
atlatls and darts made by Charlie Brown of Arvada, Colorado and used
in the tournament. Page
#2 shows additional photographs taken at this tournament.
Yes, some throwers do hunt with atlatls. Lou Becker of the
Michigan Atlatl Association is shown with his boar at the end of an
Hunt in McArthur, Ohio in 1995.
- Kevin L
Callahan has several web pages about atlatls that are
definitely worth visiting. Start with the Mammoth
Atlatl Page and then go to Kevin's
How to Throw with an Atlatl web page. There are lots of
other interesting links to follow after you review these pages.
Some pages take a while to load, but it is worth the wait.
- The Northern
Plains Atlatl Association has posted a web site with
designs & plans & ethnographic
artifacts and other links. This is a really good site,
especially for plans, so be sure to visit.
- Atlatls were used in North America 3,000 - 6,000 years ago.
Click here to see remnants of a Very
Old Atlatl Hook from Davis County, Indiana from the
Archaic period, complete with closeup photos.
- "Atlatl Bob" Perkins has a
great web page with a catalog and lots of great information about
atlatls. Visit Atlatl Bob's
Atlatl Precision Atlatl and Dart Systems Web Page today!
Also, Atlatl Bob has posted a terrific online resource called the
World Atlatl Magazine
with a tremendous amount of information. This is one of the best
web pages to look for information about atlatls.
- Dart Throwers were in common use in the countries of Panama
& Colombia. Read the wonderful article titled "Dart-thrower
use in Colombia and its representation in Colombian rock
art." by Harry
- Mac Maness has posted
several terrific atlatl pages on his Abotech.com
& Darts; Atlatl
Archaeology ; Atlatl
& Dart Mechanics & Atlatl
High School's Anthropology Class has an ATLATL
web page which shows how the students have competed. There
is also an Atlatl
Source Page. Many thanx to the class instructor, John
Peterson for providing these links.
- Archnet is one
the best Archaeology references on the internet.
- Thomas Elpel of
the Hollowtop Outdoor
Primitive School has posted an excellent web page by
Atlatl Bob titled The
Atlatl and Dart. This page has links to: Stealth
Technology 1992 BC; and ATLATL
WEIGHTS: Function and Classification. Also see Outside
Magazine's article about Atlatl Bob.
- Ben Pressley
has an information packet on how to construct an atlatl. This web
page has information on other kinds of primitive technologies as
- Chris Oberg has
published photos of the 2005
Bois Blanc Rendezvous
Chris Smith and
Ben Pressley have
put together a narration on the Origin
of the Word "Atlatl".
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