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Golden Atlatl
Mar 17th, 2012 at 1:39pm
 
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Reply #1 - Mar 21st, 2012 at 1:14am
 
Very cool.  Thanks for sharing.
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Reply #2 - Mar 21st, 2012 at 1:23am
 
The atlatl looks like it has been damaged. Is there anymore history to it?
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Re: Golden Atlatl
Reply #3 - Mar 21st, 2012 at 2:16am
 
it wont play for me  Sad
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Reply #4 - Mar 21st, 2012 at 10:18am
 
Paleoarts wrote on Mar 21st, 2012 at 2:16am:
it wont play for me  Sad


Try again, if you canīt see it, Iīll be hapy to sent you a copy, itīs only a 30 second video.
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Re: Golden Atlatl
Reply #5 - Mar 21st, 2012 at 10:21am
 
xxkid123 wrote on Mar 21st, 2012 at 1:23am:
The atlatl looks like it has been damaged. Is there anymore history to it?


It seems that time has curved the wood, thatīs the sole extend of the damage. This had to be from a noble, they were the ones using gold and silver in their clothes and weapons.
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Reply #6 - Mar 21st, 2012 at 10:06pm
 
Yeah, I noticed the warping and thought it might have been because the gold had bent. I thought it was a solid gold piece too, so it would be more delicate. Didn't know that it was wood with gold and silver inlay/covering. Still very cool.
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Re: Golden Atlatl
Reply #7 - Mar 22nd, 2012 at 8:04am
 
looks more like bamboo than wood.

see those regular circular ridges - that's bamboo not wood.
Or could be repair points ?

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Reply #8 - Mar 22nd, 2012 at 8:17am
 
It seems a reed to me. These ridges are very regular in distance; the fragility of that plant would be canceled by the gold covering.
Assuming that weapon has been used actively and it's not a ceremonial one (something I don't believe judging by the wearing on the grip).
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Reply #9 - Mar 22nd, 2012 at 10:45am
 
Those rings look like bends where the wood flexed when someone threw a dart with it.  Some are curved, some are straight, it seems to be a personal choice/style.  It's upside down, the spur should be up.
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Reply #10 - Mar 22nd, 2012 at 7:17pm
 
Yes, it could help to see it in the right position! But your opinion is interesting indeed  Wink
Maybe they bended the wood with steam?
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Reply #11 - Mar 23rd, 2012 at 11:34am
 
If the thrower wanted it bent, it would be fairly easy to use heat or steam to put a bend in the shaft.  I lean towards dry heat, you use steam to bend green or wet wood, those don't make good atlatls, you really need seasoned or dry wood for that.  Also, green wood tends to crack or check as it dries, not something you would want to happen to your work if someone of high status is going to get it.  Then again, it just could have warped from being stored improperly.
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Reply #12 - Mar 23rd, 2012 at 2:17pm
 
Yes, it's likely too! Thanks for the valuable information Bill!
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