Atlatl Hook


     Archaeologists found a conch or whelk shell atlatl hook at Bayou Jasmine. Atlatls, or spear throwers, were hunting tools that increased the range of a thrown spear considerably. Click here to see an example of an atlatl in use.


Click on the image to the left for a closer look.


Credit: R. Christopher Goodwin and Associates
© 2015 Louisiana Division of Archaeology - click here to return to Discover Archaeology's Interactive Exhibits.