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Atlatl and Stone Projectile Point Making Demonstrations

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

For many thousands of years, before the introduction of the bow and arrow 2,000 years ago, the primary weapon of the Indigenous people of Southern New England was the atlatl; a short thin five to six foot spear tipped with a stone projectile point and thrown using a throwing stick. Come see a demonstration using the atlatl by State Historic Preservation Office staff  archaeologist Cory Atkinson.

Ever wonder how Indigenous people made pints for their arrows, spears, and atlatls? Flint knappers (a person who makes stone projectile points) Anthony Gambardella and Mike Bradshaw will be demonstrating a skill that Indigenous people utilized for 14,000 years.

The Dudley Farm and the Quinnipiac Dawnland Museum are excited to host these three experts on Indigenous life in Connecticut. While here, tour the Dudley Farm grounds, the Quinnipiac Dawnland Museum, and enjoy the Dudley Farm Market.


August 10
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Dudley Farm
2351 Durham Road
Guilford, CT 06437 United States
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