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Who used atlatl?

The same thing happened in North America starting around 3000 BC. But Inuit and Chinook people kept on using the atlatl, and in Central America the Aztecs used atlatls to spear fish (the word “atlatl” is an Aztec word meaning “water thrower”).

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Also question is, who invented the atlatl?

The earliest secure data concerning atlatls have come from several caves in France dating to the Upper Paleolithic, about 21,000 to 17,000 years ago. The earliest known example is a 17,500-year-old Solutrean atlatl made of reindeer antler, found at Combe Saunière (Dordogne), France.

Similarly, how old is the atlatl? History of the atlatl. The atlatl may be one of the first compound weapons that is, a tool used to enhance human power. While the earliest archeological evidence is 25,000 years old, it is believed that atlatl has been in use for some 40,000 years.

Likewise, people ask, what is the range of an atlatl?

10 to 30 yards

What is a spear thrower called?

Spear-thrower, also called Throwing-stick, or Atlatl, a device for throwing a spear (or dart) usually consisting of a rod or board with a groove on the upper surface and a hook, thong, or projection at the rear end to hold the weapon in place until its release.

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