The Ancient Art of the Atlatl

Russell Cave National Monument


The remnants of the atlatl can be found from the arid deserts of Australia to the deep caves of Alabama. From a simple tree branch to a worldwide known innovation this simple invention has been passed down from generation to generation. The atlatl helped the prehistoric people adapt in a world that may have been uninhabitable without such an important weapon. It not only changed the prehistoric hunter but most important of all the paleo time period.