Adventures In Atl Atl Throwing!


December 30, 2016
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Everyone knows about the bow and arrow, the sling shot, and the spear, but most people have never heard of an atl atl. For thousands of years, going all the way back to the Pleistocene, this was our ancestors’ weapon of choice when hunting large game. So let’s see how easy these things are to use, and if I could be an effective hunter in a post-apocalyptic wold where human kind must survive with Stone Age technology.

By the way, if you are interested in learning more about these and other paleo-weapons, check out our Hall of Paleontology, where we have an epic hunting scene featuring human skeletons surrounding and shooting spears at a giant mastodon skeleton!

Authored By Chris Wells

Adventure is my middle name. Well… actually it’s French. Literally, it’s Christopher French Wells. But the spirit of adventure lives in me, and has always inspired me to go out and seek new experiences. I’ve traveled to Europe, Mexico and South America, as well as few places in the U.S. I’ve seen different places with different cultures, learned some things about humanity and about myself in particular. My goal is to lend my unique perspective, carved out of my own triumphs and tragedies, fears and fancies encountered during my years of college and international travel, to the other great voices of this blog. Hopefully to the enjoyment of our readers…


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