On today we play the lecture portion of Episode 8 from the Archaeology Show where Dr. John Whittaker talks about his research with Atlatls - the ancient dart throwing device. For the rest of the interview check out Episode 8 of the Archaeology Show.
On today's show we try out a slightly different format. Dr. John Whittaker, professor and author of many books and papers on flintknapping and stone tool use, starts out the first segment with a lecture about the Atlatl - an ancient spear-throwing device. For the last two segments Chris and April ask Dr. Whittaker about the Atlatl, his experiences with the device, and the growing community of atlatl enthusiasts.