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Artefact of the day 16/8

August 17, 2012

The artefact of the day was found by Charles in the older house in the southern part of the trench, same part of the excavation area where the mask was found yesterday. The eight squares which contained this feature are mostly taken down to natural, but Chaz keep finding one amazing artefact after another in his square.  This particular one is an almost complete throwing board (when you put the pieces together). Throwing boards were used when hunting sea mammals or waterfowl from a kayak.  They are used to propel harpoons and spears, lengthening the hunters arm and thus increased speed and force of the projectile. This is the first throwing board found at the Nunalleq site. We have been looking for one for a while, so this find is very exciting.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. josh wasyliw permalink
    August 19, 2012 22:56

    Is there a rule that Chaz has to find the coolest stuff?

  2. September 5, 2014 19:54

    How does a flooring board differ from an atlatl?

  3. September 5, 2014 19:56

    I meant, How does a THROWING board differ from an atlatl?

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