(Photos by Julie Morrow)
These are photos of the atlatl with a geniculate bannerstone, Larry made
for his good friend, Julie Morrow. Julie was kind enough to send Larry these
pics for the site. Larry will try to explain the function of the geniculate
bannerstone in another post so, stay tuned!
An unusual atlatl hook from the
personal collection of Percy Atkinson, of Southern Illinois.
Larry shows some of the
atlatls he's made over the years. Here, Larry shows his prize-winning stance at
the 2004 Evergreen Lake Knap-in.
Larry accepts the first place trophy at the Atlatl
World Open, circa 1983.
This is an atlatl Larry made for Graham
Cave SHS. in
Missouri. It's an Indian Knoll style
with a bannerstone.
These 8 atlatls were made for "What Killed the Megabeasts"
which aired on the Discovery Channel, August
18th, 2002. (Photo LK)
This is the atlatl
Larry used when he won the 1983 World Atlatl Open in Saratoga Wyoming. It's a
simple walnut slab with a carved hook. KISS: "KEEP IT SIMPLE
These two atlatls were made as
a wedding gift for friends of Larry. After all, "The couple that throws
together, goes together".
This atlatl is made
from a deer ulna tied to a persimmon handle. It's glued with a mixture of
hide glue and charcoal. It was used in the Discovery Channel specials "What
Killed the Megabeasts" and "Land of Lost Monsters". Megabeasts
aired in August 2002 and "Land of Lost Monsters" aired in late February, 2004.
is one of four atlatls Larry made when he was asked to present an atlatl program
at the Washington University Anthro. Dept. picnic in May. 2003. He had forgotten
his atlatls and carved the cane ones in about 20 minutes with a pocket knife. He
used some Illinois cane he was going to use to rope off the throwing area. They
worked better than some of his old atlatls.
These atlatls were made for the
Iseminger's 25th wedding anniversary.
They are the Indian Knoll type, with
antler hooks and handles.
atlatl and dart were made in 2016. It has a Burlington chert point, hafted with
asphaltum. It also has an antler hook and antler handle (also hafted with
asphaltum). It's similar to the Indian Knoll type. The feathers are attached
with pitch and deer sinew. The main shaft is reinforced with sinew, at the base,
and at the foreshaft connection.