Contact: Wendel Sloan at 575.562.2253
PORTALES—Eastern New Mexico University's Department of Anthropology and Applied Archaeology, Blackwater Draw Archaeological Site, and Mu Alpha Nu Anthropology Club will host the Eighth Annual Blackwater Draw Atlatl Throw on Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Blackwater Draw Archaeological Site. The site is located along the road to Cannon Air Force Base (State Highway 467), about six miles north of Portales and one mile north of the turn to Oasis State Park.
An atlatl is a primitive spear slung from a sling-shot-like device.
The competition will include a Target Round and an ISAC (International Standard Accuracy Contest).
Registration and practice will start at 9 a.m. with the Target Round beginning at 10 a.m. The ISAC round will take place in the afternoon.
There will be categories for men, women, and children, and prizes for the top finishers in each category.
Beginners are welcome. Bring atlatls and darts if you have them. There will be some available for loan and sharing if you don’t. This competition is not restricted to primitive technology. Atlatls and darts may be made of traditional or modern materials.
For more information, contact David Batten at 575.-562.2750, or e-mail email@example.com.