Bow and arrow were invented about 15,000 years ago, when the last ice age was ending. Before that, people used a stick to make their arm longer, thus enhancing the power with which the spear was thrown. This spear was something between a long arrow and a small spear and could be thrown with great power and precision. The spear thrower is called atlatl (“at-laatl”) and was invented about 25,000 years ago. It is still in use in Australia, just like the name we use nowadays. The atlatl is actually a stick with a hook at the far end. In this notche, the arrow or short spear is hooked, which can be 1,5 metres long. When holding the atlatl at the other end and open it out, one can execute great power and throw the arrow with great speed towards its goal. It seems simple, but is more inventive then you would think. At different locations in America and Europe, atlatl enthusiasts meet for matches, like for example in Ramioul (B): www.ramioul.org.