Make and use an atlatl: These spear throwers, or ‘dart’ throwers, are commonly referred to with an Aztec name. Atl means far. Think of throwing a spear far, but with an atlatl, you can throw one far far. If you were an Aboriginal Australian, you would call it a woomera; Yupik Eskimo, nuqaq (nook-ack). In history, they were developed as hunting tools after the good old-fashioned spear, and before the bow. It is often referred to as the grandfather of the bow and arrow.