The atlatl is an ancient spear-throwing device that is swift and accurate, and long predates the use of the bow and arrow. The history and secrets of this ancient invention will be revealed by Gary Nolf, member of the World Atlatl Association, atlatl maker, and nationally acclaimed competitor in sanctioned atlatl contests. He has even appeared on the David Letterman Show to demonstrate his skills. He will bring examples of both traditional and modern atlatls and darts. Then, learn how to make an atlatl and darts to keep and bring home. Afterward, everyone will take their atlatls and darts to an outdoor target area and learn to throw like a pro! Advance registration required: $25 ($20 for Museum members), includes materials fee. Adults and children ages 10 and above. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Presented by the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History and Connecticut Archaeology Center, both part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UConn. 860.486.4460 - http://www.mnh.uconn.edu/
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