Post Category : Glossary

Atlatl

By Britt Romano on February 6, 2018

An atlatl is a throwing stick with a small hook used to throw darts (projectiles). It allowed the hunter or warrior to create more leverage to increase the speed and distance of the dart. This weapon was used throughout North America including Alberta, approximately between 7,500 and 1,350 B.P.

Atlatl in action!
Note the size of the atlatl to the size of the throwing dart

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