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The discovery of the child-sized weapons from a site in Oregon, is shedding new light on age-old indigenous young people.
A new analysis of the items recovered from the Par-Tee archaeological site at the mouth of the Columbia River revealed fragments of a few of the atlatls; and the throwing of tools, that is, an increase in the speed of the darts.
Until the invention of the bow and arrow, the old, dart-throwing weapons were the height of the projectile weapons as well as their proper use is key to survival,” the researchers said in a statement via e-mail to Fox News.
Because of the atlatls found in the Par-Tee is very diverse in terms of size, archaeologists have concluded that many of them were designed to be used by children.
THE PERFECTLY PRESERVED 1,000-YEAR-OLD THE GAME OF DARTS HAS BEEN DISCOVERED IN MELTING ICE
“As a rule, they are reduced to their atlatls, so that they can more easily be used for small-handed,” said lead author Robert Losey, an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Alberta and lead author of a study on the arms, in a statement. “These children will be able to help you to master the use of these weapons.”
Different sizes of Atlatl handles, and see the party t-shirt.
Robert J. Losey, & Emily Hull/Antiquity Publications, Ltd.)
The weapons date back to between 100 and 800 A. D.
In a paper on the research was published in the journal Antiquity.
A NATIVE AMERICAN BURIAL SITE WAS DISCOVERED DURING THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY
In the past few years, experts have been digging up the new details of the centuries-old Native American sites. An old native american village in Louisiana, for example, by the disclosure of the secrets, thanks to a new study.
Illustration of Par t-shirt atlatls.
(Illustration by E. Hull)
In another case, archaeologists have discovered incredible evidence of a massive, Wichita Indian village in Kansas city, which was once home to 20,000 people. In a separate project, the archaeologists discovered an “unprecedented” 7,000-year-old american indian burial site under the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Florida.
The ancient people of North America began with the construction of a dwelling as early as 4,500 B. c., according to the experts in the field.
THE “UNIQUE” OLD VILLAGE DISCOVERED ON FLORIDA’S GULF COAST, THE USE OF DRONES AND LASERS
By 2016, researchers at the Cahokia Mounds near Collinsville, Ill., published a study that sheds new light on the ancient city’s power structure.
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Last year, it is a perfectly preserved 1,000-year-old the game of darts was first discovered in a melting ice patch in Canada’s remote Yukon Territory.
Fox News, Travis Fedschun, contributed to this article.
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