Atlatls and more to expand the public’s participation in hands on archaeology

Operating as usual

Photos from ArchaeoSolutions's post 01/19/2022

Finished up a simple, cool little atlatl stand to go with the Ten January Cave replica.


In my years as an archaeologist, there is one almost constant surprise when it comes to studying prehistoric technology. Artifacts (tools technology) are smaller than you think they’ll be.
I’m not sure what bias tends to creep into the minds of us modern humans where we tend to make everything bigger than it needs to be. Perhaps our easy access to materials and power tools changed us.
When you handle an artifact it usually conveys some element of delicacy. Ten January Cave Atlatl is a good example. Most modern atlatl darts are too big for it. It throws well from smaller lightweight darts like reed or willow.

Photos from ArchaeoSolutions's post 11/26/2021

What did you ask Neander-Claus for this Yuletide season?


Testing out a new promising atlatl dart design.


Storm clouds rolling above the ruins of Fort Bowie.


Photos from ArchaeoSolutions's post 08/13/2021

A replica of the Ten January Cave atlatl. The only atlatl found in the Sonoran Desert and one of only 2 atlatls that have ever been directly radiocarbon dated in the Southwest.
The full background is listed on our Etsy shop.


“What are the chances I’ll actually hit my camera if I throw at it?”

Not high, not high, not high!!!!! 😫 A little too close for comfort.


Tlacochcalco or “house of darts” refers to one of the four armories in the Aztec Capital of Tenochtitlan.

After moving workshops, our house of darts is finally stocked once again!


A fantastic new app allows you to see the projection of prehistoric canals and agricultural fields across the Phoenix area.

This is exactly the sort of work ArchaeoSolutions aspires to and why we are so happy to share it. Keep the past relevant.

Download the app — A Deeper Map Use this space to add a brief description of your project.

Novátla atlatl and dart 02/07/2021

About the actual Novátla and what sets it apart from a more traditional atlatl.

For starters it’s made by robots. Secondly, it has a magnetic spur to lock onto the rear of a dart for easier use (patent pending). The leather loops are size adjustable and very comfy. The Atlatl weights are cut and polished river rock. Finally, the darts are collapsible two piece shafts that taper in length to simulate a natural willow shoot for optimum flight.

Check out more about how it works here:

Novátla atlatl and dart A new atlatl, inspired by the past. The atlatl [AT-latl] is a device used to throw a light flexible spear (called a dart) with more leverage and accuracy than a spear thrown by hand. Atlatls have been around since at least the last Ice Age and were used to hunt everything from wooly mammoths to

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