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The atlatl (pronounced “AHT-lah-tuhl”) is the weapon that transformed early humans from scavengers into big-game hunters. Evidence of the atlatl has been discovered on every continent except Africa. It is believed by many archeologists to date back 30,000 years in Europe, and probably 12,000 years in Missouri, to the time of the great hunters who stalked mammoth and bison across land that now supports so many deer.