In this episode I discuss the “missing link” between early hunter gatherer’s spear and the bow and arrow – the atlatl.
*How this weapon may have led to the extinction of some of the largest land mammals that ever roamed North America.
*How this weapon helped defend a native culture against invading Europeans.
*Why we even know this weapon existed.
*How the math says this weapon is more deadly than bow and arrow at close ranges.
*Why most DNR and Fish/Wildlife departments are not willing to accept the atlatl as a legal hunting method.