Category Archives: atlatl

Blackwater Draw Atlatl 2013

A few photos from the Blackwater Draw Atlatl 2013.

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Atlatl 2013

The 2013 Blackater Draw Atlatl Competition is this Saturday, October 26th. Eastern New Mexico University is hosting the 13th Annual Fall Atlatl Competition on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Blackwater Draw Archaeological Site on Highway 467 between Clovis and Portales … Continue reading

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Open House

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2012 Atlatl Competition

Mark your calendar…. October 27th Join us for the 12th Annual Blackwater Draw Atlatl Competition Check back soon for more details and the official poster.

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Mastodon State Park

This weekend Mastodon State Park, a location of Pleistocene age fossil deposits, in Imperial, Missouri will be featuring “Archaeology Days”.  Admission is free and activities include demonstrations on flintknapping, rock art, and clothing manufacture.  Additionally, visitors will have the opportunity … Continue reading

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Blackwater Draw Fall Atlatl Competition 2011

Join us at the Blackwater Draw site for the 11th Annual Fall Atlatl Competition. Whether you are new to dart throwing or have been at it for years, everyone is invited to participate in the 2011 Atlatl Throw.  Learn more … Continue reading

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New Mexico Prehistory 2011

Thanks to all who braved the heat to come out for the New Mexico Prehistory Weekend this year.  Pottery firing was done off-site due to an open flame ban but the results were remarkable.  The work of Ulysses Reid is … Continue reading

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Artifact of the Week 2/28/2011

LA3324.32904: Unfluted Folsom projectile point fragment made of Alibates agate. This artifact was excavated from the Blackwater Draw North Bank in 1963 by J. Collins.  This fragment was found in the Folsom-age horizon just 36 cm (14 inches) below the … Continue reading

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Archival Photo of the Week

A clovis point found in association with a fibula from Mammoth I in the North Bank.  This excavation was conducted by the El Llano Archaeological Society in 1962.

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Artifact of the Week 2/14/2011

LA3324.25325 (left) Scottsbluff projectile point of gray chert. LA3324.25287 (right) Scottsbluff projectile point of gray chert. These two Scottsbluff projectile points were excavated in 1972 by Dominique Stevens. Both points were recovered from the carbonaceous silt stratigraphic level of the … Continue reading

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2010 Atlatl Throw

Photos from the October 2010 Atlatl Competition are up.  Windy weather added a new level of difficulty to the target throws.  The turnout was excellent with participants traveling from as far as Roswell, northern New Mexico, and Austin to take … Continue reading

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Blackwater Draw Atlatl Competition

Saturday the 23rd of October. Atlatl and spearthrowers of all types welcome.  (No stone tips please). Gates open and registration to compete begins at 9:00 am.  Practice target opens at 9:00.  Field round competition beginning around 10:00 am and will … Continue reading

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