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DIAGRAM: Anatomy of an atlatl

September 28, 2010 | 11:49 a.m. CDT
Missouri is now one of only two states in the U.S. to legalize the use of the atlatl, a prehistoric weapon, for deer hunting. An atlatl can be used by inserting a dart into the spur, gripping the handle and flinging the atlatl forward, releasing the dart. Below is a description of the parts of an atlatl and dart, which, when assembled, are about the weight and length of a broom.

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