• Creator
  • McLean County Historical Society, Bloomington, Ill
  • Created Date
  • 7-18-00
  • Description
  • The atl-atl weight was a spear thrower used by the Archaic Indians for hunting animals. It was made of stone. Archaic Indians also supplemented their food supply by gathering nuts, berries, herbs and roots. The atl-atl weight was attached to the atl-atl, or spear. It is believed to have functioned as a counterbalance, allowing the hunter to propel his spear with greater accuracy and force. Prehistoric Indians of Illinois; How we learn about co... more
    The atl-atl weight was a spear thrower used by the Archaic Indians for hunting animals. It was made of stone. Archaic Indians also supplemented their food supply by gathering nuts, berries, herbs and roots. The atl-atl weight was attached to the atl-atl, or spear. It is believed to have functioned as a counterbalance, allowing the hunter to propel his spear with greater accuracy and force. Prehistoric Indians of Illinois; How we learn about communities; Communities and Geography. 16 History; 17 Geography; 18 Social systems. less
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