Atlatl Training Day!
At Athens, June 23, 2012 at 10:00AM
Learn to use what marksmen and archaeologists call an "atlatl": a javelin-launching device invented many thousands of years ago to hunt large beasts of prey. It is now the implement of an international competitive sport using concentric targets -- the mammoths and other megafauna are gone, folks! Atlatls are very accurate once the technique and form for using them is learned, and their missiles (called darts) are made of river-cane. Come train in the use of these prehistoric hunting weapons. There is no fee! Target boards will be provided that accurately mimick the thick and resiliant hides of the beasts these stone age tools once slew. This informal event will be set up on the green beside the library's parking lot and last throughout the day.
Sponsored by the Ohio Atlatl Association.