August 31, 2017 - Caddo Mounds State Historic Site invites the public to participate in a day program learning about the ancient hunting and throwing device known as the atlatl. The program will be offered at 12pm. Activities will include instruction on the development of hunting tools, different atlatl styles, and throwing techniques. There will also be an outside segment where the participants can practice throwing darts at a target using the atlatl. This program is part of a primitive technologies series being offered at the site.
There is a $4 charge for the program.
Seating is limited, so please call to indicate interest in attending.
Who: Neal. Stilley (Archeological Steward for the Texas Historical Commission & Texas Master Naturalist)
What: Primitive Technologies Series: The Atlatl Age Limit is seven and older $4 admission fee per person. Ample parking provided
When: Saturday, September 9, 2017 (Please call to indicate interest in attending.) 12pm Instruction time.
Where: Caddo Mounds SHS, 1649 State Hwy 21 west, Alto, Texas. The site is located 6 miles west of Alto, and approximately 30 minutes from Lufkin, Nacogdoches, Jacksonville and Crockett, Texas. Call 936-858-3218 for directions or additional information.
Background: Caddo Mounds State Historic Site, a Texas Historical Commission property, is the remains of a large village and ceremonial center built by a group of Caddo Indians known as the Hasinai more than 1,200 years ago on the prairie overlooking the Neches River. Located along the historic El Camino Real de los Tejas, the site presents the culture and customs of the Caddo people through intriguing exhibits, displays and the preserved burial and ceremonial mounds. For more information visit www.visitcaddomounds.com.