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Blackwater Draw Atlatl 2013

Originally posted on BLACKWATER LOCALITY #1:
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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 … Continue reading

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Spear Throwers

  A gaggle of new spear throwers in the Upper Paleolithic tradition.  Not ivory, just oak.  I have needed a bunch to use as loaners at demonstrations and events.  Hopefully these will do the trick.

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Adding a past event

I am finally putting up a few photos of the Blackwater Draw Pre-industrial Technology weekend on this site.  I held this in the late spring and for our first event, it was quite successful.  If any of you other “primitive” … Continue reading

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Wooden Spear

I am double posting this from my professional blog because I think it is really remarkable.  A cave find from southeast New Mexico. From time to time, we receive donations from private individuals.  After a few phone calls back and … Continue reading

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Dart and atlatl flex

These pictures capture the enormous flex that a dart undergoes during the throw. Not quite as evident is the flex in the atlatl itself. This one takes on a shallow “S” curve. This was an unfinished river cane shaft. It … Continue reading

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Basketmaker Style Spearthrower

Finished a new atlatl this morning. Created from a scrap of Osage Orange wood. The style is a generalized Basketmaker but a bit heavier than some. It has no weight attached yet but I will probably make one just for … Continue reading

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