Learn to Throw the Atlatl!
Gary Nolf, World Atlatl Association and Friends of the Office of State Archaeology
Saturday, May 28, 1 pm to 4 pmv
UConn, Storrs Campus
Advance registration required: $20 ($15 for Museum members)
Adults and children ages 10 and above. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
The atlatl is an ancient spear-throwing device that is swift and accurate, and long predates the use of the bow and arrow. Today we no longer use the atlatl for hunting, but compete with them in sanctioned sporting events. Gary Nolf, member of the World Atlatl Association, atlatl maker, and nationally ranked competitor in sanctioned atlatl contests, will reveal the history and secrets of this ancient invention. He has even appeared on the David Letterman Show to demonstrate his skills! He will bring examples of both traditional-style and modern atlatls and darts for you to see. After the presentation, borrow an atlatl and darts, or bring your own and join in the fun at an outdoor target area where you will learn to throw like a pro!
Presented by the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History and Connecticut Archaeology Center, part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UConn. 860.486.4460 - www.mnh.uconn.edu
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