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atlatl

(ät`lätəl) [Nahuatl], device used to throw a spear with greater propulsion. Atlatls began to be used in the Americas in the post-Pleistocene period and were eventually replaced by the bow and arrow.
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His atlatl wouldn't be much of a match to my shotgun either, but one thing I'm sure of regardless of our 1,500-year age difference; we both understood the thrill of the hunt.
Figura 8 El unico otlatl sonorense El atlatl es un lanzador de dardos hecho de madera dura.
Forest thinning caused by widespread firing of ground litter may have led to a change in game species that favored the recently introduced bow and arrow over the atlatl and dart for communal caribou hunting.
Project topics ranged from a comparison of ancient cultures (www.uwlax.edu/ mvac/PDFFiles/NEH2010Les/Viking.pdf) to ethnobotany to an investigation of the physics of the atlatl (www.uwlax.edu/ mvac/PDFFiles/NEH2010Les/Atlatl.pdf).
El artefacto denominado atlatl es un lanzador de dardos hecho de madera dura.
Visitors used prehistoric hand-driven pump drills and an atlatl, the spear-thrower used by Paleoindians to hunt mammoths.
He was right-handed, with prominent muscle attachments in the elbow and wrist area from a repetitive lock-and-thrust action, such as the use of an atlatl, or spear thrower, indicating that he was a hunter.
Defino "elemento" como el componente pictografico individual de un panel de arte rupestre, como pueda ser un antropomorfo, un animal, un atlatl o lanzador de venablos, o una forma geometrica.
I had only just let him get into the bow issue, a bit of the atlatl, then I had wimped--on linguistic traces, normally my forte, basketry, ho hummh, and sherds, yawn.
Despite the fact that every public beach in Queensland, Australia, has been periodically closed this season due to blooms of box jellyfish, and despite the fearsome saltwater crocodiles living here, Les strides confidently into the bay with a pair of 10-foot-long bamboo spears and his wooden woomera, the multipurpose Aboriginal atlatl, or spear-thrower.
Once hypothesis is that composite points were used as thrusting spears in disadvantage-hunting strategies against large ungulates, perhaps in conjunction with bifacial point-tipped atlatl darts, whereas the latter were also used in encounter or pursuit hunting of smaller game.