Join Pueblo Grande Museum and local primitive skills group S.A.L.T. in celebrating World Atlatl Day with Free admission! S.A.L.T. will be conducting an atlatl demonstration, distance and accuracy contest for anyone who wants to try their hand at hunting like the Hohokam!
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. Pre-registration is not required and no experience is needed to join the atlatl competition.
See the proper way to throw and atlalt HERE