World Atlatl Day at Pueblo Grande MuseumWorld Atlatl Day at Pueblo Grande MuseumParks and Recreation<div class="ExternalClassB736B5FB7DFF4EE3B7027C0C5684876F">Celebrate World Atlatl Day and test your prehistoric hunting skills at Pueblo Grande Museum on Saturday, June 1st! <div><br></div><div>The local skills group S.A.L.T. (Study of Ancient Lifeways and Technologies) will be conducting an atlatl demonstration, distance, and accuracy contest open to the public from 9 a.m. to noon. <br></div><div><br></div><div>This event is free and open to the public. PGM is encouraging people of all ages to come out and participate by offering free admission from 9 a.m. to noon. </div><div><br></div><div><em><strong>Pre-registration is not required and no experience is needed to join the atlatl competition. ​      </strong></em>                                                                                  <br><strong>What is an atlatl?</strong><br></div><div>The atlatl is a weapon predating the bow and arrow. Used worldwide for thousands of years, it proved an effective weapon. A stick with a hook on the end to hold the dart/spear, it increased the distance, speed, and force of the dart/spear. Visitors can try throwing darts using the atlatl and even join in the accuracy competition.<br> <br>Each year, the goal of World Atlatl Day is to increase awareness and appreciation of this prehistoric technology and have as many people throw an atlatl on a single day as possible. <br> <br>For more information on this and other events and programs at Pueblo Grande Museum, visit pueblogrande.com or call (602) 495-0901. <br></div></div>6/1/2019 4:00:00 PM6/1/2019 7:00:00 PMPueblo Grande Museum602-495-0901Pueblo Grande MuseumCelebrate World Atlatl Day and test your prehistoric hunting skills at Pueblo Grande Museum on Saturday, June 1st! The local skills group S.A.L.T. (Study of Ancient Lifeways and Technologies) will be conducting an atlatl demonstration, distance, and accuracy contest open to the public from 9 a.m. to noon. This event is free and open to the public. PGM is encouraging people of all ages to come out and participate by offering free admission from 9 a.m. to noon. Pre-registration is not required and no experience is needed to join the atlatl competition. ​ What is an atlatl? The atlatl is a weapon predating the bow and arrow. Used worldwide for thousands of years, it proved an effective weapon. A stick with a hook on the end to hold the dart/spear, it increased the distance, speed, and force of the dart/spear. Visitors can try throwing darts using the atlatl and even join in the accuracy competition. Each year, the goal of World Atlatl Day is to increase awareness and appreciation of this prehistoric technology and have as many people throw an atlatl on a single day as possible. For more information on this and other events and programs at Pueblo Grande Museum, visit pueblogrande.com or call (602) 495-0901.