Tag Archives: atlatl

2015 Atlatl Day at Blackwater Draw

It’s been seven years since this fell on Halloween and it was great to see people dress in costume to come out; especially the little kids. Thanks to all who attended and supported the Mu Alpha Nu Atlatl Day again … Continue reading

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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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Wicker Mammoth Burning

A fun, and remarkably good-looking, mammoth sculpture in Bluff, Utah.  Set to burn on the solstice to honor the mammoth petroglyphs found nearby.  I love Bluff and wish I could get up there for the event.

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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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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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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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Artifact of the Week

Three Folsom-age projectile point bases from various areas of the Blackwater Draw site. LA3324.5036 (top left) was excavated in 1989 during investigations of the South Bank.  This projectile point base was found in association with extinct bison. LA3324.24134 (top right) … Continue reading

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Atlatl Dart Workshop

Blackwater Draw National Landmark hosted another successful atlatl and dart building workshop. Thanks to everyone who participated!

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Fall Atlatl Throw

October 23,  10:00 am-5:00 pm Blackwater Draw National Landmark will once again host the Autumn Atlatl throw at the site.  There will be flintknapping demonstrations, primitive technologists, sandal and fiber work as well as an introduction to the spearthrower. Click … Continue reading

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Atlatls again…

This season’s throw was held with near-perfect weather and an excellent attendance.  There were 35 throwers and about 20 spectators.  The event was focused on a field round and an ISAC throw.  See the photos here: 2009 Atlatl Throw Photos

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Barbed Wooden Point

From time to time, we receive donations from private individuals.  After a few phone calls back and forth, I arranged to meet with someone who wanted to show me a dart she had found in a cave when she was … Continue reading

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