but the first thing I wanted to do was go back in the corner and knap... and no that's not a typo Back in the corner are a bunch of guys who take raw pieces of flint and shape them into knives, spears, scrapers and arrowheads. I was lucky enough to sit in with the guys again this year and show them I'd been practicing.
I made a few small Arrow Heads, (what most people think of when you say "Arrow Head" are actually Knives, Spears or dart points)
Then we went outside to try the at'-latl. The at'-latl (aht-lahtl) is an ancient hunting tool that allows the user to throw At'-latl Darts, AKA spears, further, faster, and more accurately. The world record currently for distance is just shy of 860 ft.
Note the Dart actually has a bend in it as it leaves the at'-latl. This works like a propulsion source and causes acceleration after it leaves the at'-latl.
Then we went back inside to look at the exhibits and for sale items. Wow Doesn't do it justice.
These shows are a lot of fun and there is a lot of work that goes into them. If you get a chance and there is one near you, be sure to go. There is a lot to be learned.
Edited by MH81, August 05, 2013 - 12:02 PM.