Angelo Robledo is the host of the Sample Excavator podcast and Board Member at the World Atlatl Association.
Spears! Sharp rocks! Ancient blades, bows and arrows and ...atlatls? What’s an atlatl? Experimental Archaeologist and decades-long ancient tool enthusiast Angelo Robledo is as passionate as an ologist can get. You likely have never heard of an atlatl, but by the end of the episode you’ll be carving one out of old lumber. Also covered: early axes, Indigenous traditions of Central and South America, ancient graffiti, tales of field work, archeology heroes, what to do if you find artifacts on a hike, and the physics of how far you can lob ancient weaponry, plus: the World Atlatl Association.  Follow Angelo Robledo at or Check out the World Atlatl Association at A donation went to Black Trowel Collective: Listen to Angelo's podcast, Sample Excavator and  For more links: Transcripts & bleeped episodes at: Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: has hats, shirts, pins, totes and uh...bikinis? Hi. Yes.  Follow or Follow or Sound editing by Jarrett Sleeper of MindJam Media & Steven Ray Morris Theme song by Nick ThorburnSupport the show: for privacy information.
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North Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America
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1 hour, 45 minutes
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