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@Occoquan Paleotechnics 2018

A functional replica based on the archaeological throwing stick fragment excavated at Kenton Cave, Oklahioma.    The fragment in the Woolaroc Museum dates to around 1 to 3,000 years ago, and looks to be about half the length of its original full weapon size.  It shows 3 carved gooves along the face, and the end was wrapped with Yucca fibers.   If this piece was compared to other archaeological pieces from the same time period and region, it would lead to a throwing stick about 24 inches long, with the grooves on the upper face.  We used the average curve angle of other known Southwest throwing sticks, and made this in the same Oak wood of the original.  The slight curve and blunt lens airfoil is for throwing sticks that are not meant to return like boomerangs.   It was assumed that this was a small game hunting stick for animals like rabbits, or birds.   Our example resulted in a stick with excellent lift that allowed sustained flight over 75 yards.   This authentic materials piece is meant for display or field testing in open fields.   Throwing space should be clear of all people within 100 yards to maintain safe area.

Kenton Cave Throwing Stick Replica