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Trying an Atlatl

Trying an Atlatl

An Atlatl is a spear thrower. It is a simple enough concept that it was reinvented several times by different groups of people. The first known Atlatls date to more than 30,000 years ago. All it really does is lengthen your arm, but that is enough that you can throw four or five times farther on your first try. With practice, it is possible to hurl a spear 100 yards!

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