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.

Learn more about events around Homolovi from their event flyer!

We look forward to seeing you at Homolovi State Park!