Tuesday, May 24, 2016

5th Annual World Atl Atl Day

Join Pueblo Grande Museum and S.A.L.T. in celebrating World Atlatl Day on Saturday, June 4 from 9 a.m. to noon! The local primitive skills group S.A.L.T. will put on an atlatl demonstration and accuracy contest at the Pueblo Grande archaeological site.

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.

S.A.L.T., 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. Pre-registration is not required and no experience is needed to join the atlatl competition. Last year we had over 200 people counted who threw the atl atl. Help us to make this year's event event larger! This year, water for participants will be provided thanks to a generous donation from our local Costco at 44th Street and Washington St.

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