Ancient Weapons – The Atlatl and The Genesis of Big Game Hunting
Atlatl – One of man’s earliest inventions and an effective weapon that allowed for big game hunting. The atlatl spear thrower has been crafted in a number of configurations and can even be made from PVC. This weapon was a factor in the extinction of the mastodon and wooly mammoth before the end of the last ice age. Atlatl is an aztec word that means “water thrower” as it was also used to spear fish. Check out these videos to learn more about this history-changing weapon.