This style is called a Kunjolio by the Kakadu people, northen coastal tribes, Australia. It is very simple in design and construction.
Dowel, 3/8" to 1/2", 40" to 45" long
Resin/Rock Hard Water Putty
- One one end of the dart, make a resin/putty grip. About 5" from the end, make a raised lip that goes all the way around.
- On the other end, put a ball of resin/putty on and shape a peg at about a 30 degree angle.
The article about this atlatl can be found at http://www.sacred-texts.com/aus/ntna/ntna14.htm.
In addition, here are some images that I believe are this style, courtesy of Margie and Frank. These are from the Smithsonian Collection.
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