Contact: Wendel Sloan at 505.562.2253
PORTALES—Eastern New Mexico University's Department of Anthropology and Applied Archaeology and the Mu Alpha Nu Anthropology Club will host the Seventh Annual Blackwater Draw Atlatl Throw this Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Blackwater Draw 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.
Atlatls are ancient devices for throwing spears very powerfully.
Registration and practice will start at 9 a.m., with the Target Round beginning at 10 a.m. The International Standard Accuracy Contest 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 also be some available for loan and sharing.
The competition is not restricted to primitive technology. Atlatls and darts may be made of traditional or modern materials.
For more information, contact Dave Batten, Department of Anthropology and Applied Archaeology at ENMU, at 505.562.2750 or e-mail email@example.com.