Olive Grove Setting for Atlatl Workshop

May 6, 2022


On Friday, April 29, Dr. Matthew J. Rowe and the School of Anthropology Undergraduate Club held an atlatl workshop in the olive grove west of the Haury Building. The workshop began with a brief discussion of the history of the atlatl and the role of experimental/experiential archaeology in building greater understanding of prehistoric technologies. Students spent the rest of the time learning to use the atlatl with the added pressure that if no one hit the target they would all have to be vegetarians for the next week. Fortunately, several students developed enough skill to take down the target. We also had an opportunity to introduce UAPD to the atlatl as they were checking in on our weapons exemption permit. Thank you to all of you that helped make this happen! Keep an eye out for similar events next year!