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Open Access Journal: Living Past: Online Magazine of Experimental Archaeology and Ethnography

Living Past: Online Magazine of Experimental Archaeology and Ethnography
ISSN 2037-7142
Living Past is an online magazine of Experimental Archaeology published by the A.T.P.G. Society. Its contents include simple videos, documentaries and other multimedia features the authors have to attach to their articles. It is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.
All the contents of this magazine are peer-reviewed by our referees.
All the contents of this magazine are peer-reviewed.

DRUDI S., Approccio alla balistica esterna di alcuni proiettili preistorici ed analisi funzionale dei supporti a dorso in selce provenienti del Riparo del Castello (PA) e conservati al Museo delle Origini (Rm)

STEFANO DRUDI (Independent Researcher)
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YEAR: 2012
ABSTRACT- This research is focused on the functional analysis of some of the pointes à dos, which could have been used as projectile points, from Riparo del Castello (PA, Italia), which date to the final Epigravettian. During the experimental work, impacts have been experimentally reproduced and compared with those identified in the archaeological record. 
In particular, the author reproduced those points that show distinct and neat impacts, and used them for the creation of weapons which could have likely been used for hunting - javelin and arrow. At this point, he tested their ballistic, also verifying their ‘killing power’ and the various differences in damage patterns. The results show that two distinct functional types of tool can be identified among the backed pointed tools from Riparo del Castello: one which was used for manufacturing arrows and one for javelins.
NOTE: The paper is in Italian.
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