Time Team America

Atlatl Mechanics

Clip: Season 1 | 1m 31s

The Atlatl is a piece of ancient hunting technology. Before there were bows and arrows, Paleoindians used this little piece of wood to launch their spears further, faster, and with more successful results. Learn how this innovative device gave humans a better shot at survival.

Aired: 07/02/13

Rating: NR

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