Atlatl Days and Knap-In at Hammonasset State Park
Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2, 10 am to 5 pm, rain or shine
Hammonasset State Park, Madison, CT
Admission is $5 per person per day. Children 10 and under are admitted free.
Open to all ages. Atlatl activity is limited to adults and children ages 8 and above. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
The Museum and Archaeology Center, Friends of the Office of State Archaeology, and the World Atlatl Association are pleased to offer our Annual Atlatl Days and Knap-In as a part of the 2011 Native Skills Celebration at Hammonasset State Park! Come try your hand at using the atlatl, an ancient spear-throwing tool that predates the bow and arrow. There will be ongoing amateur contests, sanctioned ISAC (International Standard Accuracy Contest) atlatl competitions, and a World Atlatl Association Championship. Additional activities will include nature programming, musician Joseph Fire Crow, The Erin Meeches Dance Troupe, A Place Called Hope’s birds of prey exhibit, Meigs Point Nature Center reptiles, ancient technology demonstrations, and a collection of Native American crafts and vendors.
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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