Thunderbird Atlatl will be in Addison, Vt. this weekend, Sept. 15 to 17 at the Eleventh Annual Northeastern Open Atlatl Championship held at the Chimney Point State Historic Site in Addison, Vt.
Situated along Long Champlain, the museum location is a beautiful site for this event. There will be an ISAC competition and local competitions. Flint knapping and other Native American life and craft demonstrations will be featured. The event is co-sponsored by Vermont Archaeological Society. The Saturday, Sept. 16, program begins at 10:30 a.m. and continues through 3:30 p.m. The program is part of Vermont Archaeology Month program. On Friday, Sept. 15, Bob and Cheryll Berg will offer an atlatl workshop at the museum from noon to 5 p.m. Call the museum to register or for more information: (802)759-2412 or ChimneyPoint@HistoricVermont.org
On Sept. 17, there will be a second ISAC Atlatl Championship at 10 a.m. (from 2 to 4 p.m.) Sunday Afternoon Specials Sunday afternoon specials include
Hands-on activities and period games. Learn about ancient stone tools or how to throw an atlatl, play period games, or enjoy other fun for all ages.
The FOURTH ANNUAL MASSACHUSETTS ATLATL FIELD DAY AND ISAC will be held September 23 and 24 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Rebecca Nurse Homestead in Danvers, Ma.
The event will feature atlatl throwing demonstrations open to all ages. Atlatl/dart building workshop by Bob Berg on both days. The Aztec Atlatl Battle Field Game will be featured both days. There will be three target ranges, distance range and ISAC both days.
Other featured items include:
Colonial Cooking & Handspinning in Nurse House
Artifact Displays – Refreshments Available
ENHA “Trails & Sails” Walk 11:00 AM Each Day
List of Participants:
• Bob and Cheryll Berg – Thunderbird Atlatl – Atlatl/Dart Sales – Atlatl/Dart Building Workshop
• “Trapper” John Enos – Arrow Building, Stone Knife Building, Flintknapping Workshops – Bow Sales
• Richard Parker – The Lithic Axe Factory – Hand Made Lithic Tools
• Scott Van Arsdale – Wasicun Stone Knives – Flintknapper and Knifemaker
• R. S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology at Phillips Andover – Donald Slater
• University of Southern Maine
• Franklin Pierce College
• Massachusetts Archaeological Society Northeast Chapter – Glenn Mairo
• Danvers Alarm List Co., Inc.
There will be flint knappers and lithic tool makers on site. Distance range. All held on the Rebecca Nurse Homestead grounds.
For further information contact Glenn Mairo by email or call at (978) 580-9437. Admission is free.