Point Barrow Throwing-Board

Point Barrow Throwing-Board

This is an arctic Point Barrow style throwing-board. The original was collected in Point Barrow, Alaska in 1883. The image is from "Throwing-Sticks In The National Museum" by Otis T. Mason, published by the Smithsonian Institute in 1890.

Here is the accompanying text:
Point Barrow type. The specific marks are the distinct handle without finger grooves, the very eccentric index-finger hole, the method of inserting the spur for the shaft, and the harpoon-shaft groove very shallow above and deep below. In the specimens collected by Mr. Murdoch there in great uniformity of shape.

Wood, 16 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 3/4"
Dowel, 1/4" x 5/8" long


Point Barrow Throwing-Board

Uwe's Point Barrow Throwing Board
A Point Barrow throwing board made by Uwe, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Danke for letting me use the picture, Uwe!

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