Flint Knapping and Atlatl Throwing
Homolovi State Park
May 18, 2019 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Come watch a demonstration of flint-knapping, the process of chipping away at a stone to make a sharp and pointed edge. Then try your hand at creating a projectile point! And if that doesn't send you back into the stone age, test your big game hunting skill by trying to throw an "atlatl," the missing link between the spear and the bow and arrow! See if you can hit our target mammoth*!
* Mammoth may actually be a bale of straw. Use your imagination!
And if you have any artifacts or points that you'd like to identify, we'll have Dr. Matthew Rowe, Asst Professor of Anthropology from the University of Arizona on-site to help you learn more about them! This project will also assist Dr. Rowe in his research on prehistoric peoples.
We look forward to seeing you at Homolovi State Park!
4th Saturday of the Month
Star Party at Homolovi State Park
Come out to Homolovi's Visitor Center Museum and Observatory for a night under the stars. Dress warmly and bring your sense of wonder.
July 15, 2019
Live Webcast Event: Celebrate NASA's 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11's Historic Moon Landing
Join us for a live webcast event to celebrate NASA's 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11's historic moon landing!