Stuff To Blow Your Mind
Stuff To Blow Your Mind
Invention Playlist 3: The Atlatl Spear Thrower
1 hour 2 minutes Posted May 8, 2020 at 8:09 am.
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The spear is a truly ancient human technology, but this preceded one of humanity’s oldest mechanical inventions: the atlatl or spear thrower. In this episode of Invention, Robert and Joe explore the history and physics of this amazing hunting device.

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