The atlatl is a weapon predating the bow and arrow. Used worldwide for thousands of years, it proved an effective weapon. A stick with a hook on the end to hold the dart/spear, it increased the distance, speed and force of the dart/spear. Everyone is welcome, no experience needed! The museum will be offering free admission and visitors can try throwing darts using the atlatl and even join in the accuracy competition.
World Atlatl Association was started in 1987 with the purpose of promoting the atlatl and dart. They strive to teach and share knowledge of the atlatl and promote interest and competition. They currently have members worldwide and promote accuracy competitions. SALT, Study of Ancient Lifeways and Technologies, is a local group whose mission is to teach, share, learn and practice the skills that allowed ancient people to not only survive but to thrive in their respective environments.
This event and the museum are free and open to the public, donations are welcome. Pre-registration is not required and no experience is needed to join the atlatl competition. For more information please call 602-495-0901 or visit our website at www.pueblogrande.com.