At some point near the base of your family tree, your ancestors relied on a variety of means to bring down prey for roasting over the family fire.
Many times, the desired prey was often far too large and too dangerous to hunt with a simple spear. It was also thousands of years before the advent of the bow and arrow.
So how did our ancestors capture their prey in between these two weapons systems?
The answer comes in the form of an advanced throwing spear system known as an atlatl.
It was a complicated system to learn and master but enabled our much smaller ancestors to take down prey far bigger than anything we would tackle today.
You can learn this system too, and you can begin with the primitive atlatl build on the next page.