The Atlatl: Most Underrated Stone Age Tool?
Original upload date: Sat, 23 May 2020 00:00:00 GMT
Archive date: Sun, 28 Nov 2021 12:50:27 GMT
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ave goes back to 17,500 years ago in France. The Mungo man, found in Australia, has osteoarthritis in the right elbow which has been interpreted as a result of using a spear thrower (the aboriginal word is woomera). If that's the case, and not caused by manual throwing, then it would be as old as 42,000 years. It's a simple but fascinating implement in my opinion. So I went ahead and made one to try out. I have very little experience in throwing darts with an atlatl, but I wanted to give you a glimpse of how useful it is. Aside from explaining how it works I also did a distance test, to see how much more powerful it makes a throw. *** Support the channel *** Help fund future videos, get bonus content and other rewards: http://www.patreon.com/skallagrim https://www.subscribestar.com/skallagrim https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3WIohkLkH4GFoMrrWVZZFA/join For one-time donations: https://streamlabs.com/skallagrim1 https://www.paypal.me/SkallagrimYT Books about history and/or martial arts, swords, knives, video/audio equipment, and other stuff I recommend (as an Amazon Affiliate I earn commission through these links): US - https://www.amazon.com/shop/skallagrimnilsson Canada - https://amzn.to/2HeOCMA Other ways to support the channel by shopping through affiliate links: Kult of Athena, my favorite online store for reproductions of historical arms and armor, fantasy swords, etc: http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1 Where to get HEMA gear and practice swords: http://www.woodenswords.com/?Click=1799 *** Social media & merch *** How to contact me: https://www.youtube.com/user/SkallagrimNilsson/about See a list of my video uploads: https://twitter.com/_Skallagrim_ https://www.facebook.com/SkallagrimYT Channel-related shirts and other merch: http://skallagrim.spreadshirt.com/ https://teespring.com/stores/skallagrim My side channel (for rambles, vlogs, opinions, gaming, etc): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM7qhOYtW23jASfxTxCYvvg *** Music *** "Posturing" by El Corleo https://opengameart.org/content/posturing "House in a Forest" by Horror Pen https://opengameart.org/comment/60442 Outro: "Highland Storm" by The Slanted Room Records http://theslantedroom.weebly.com/