|Earning bronze throwing an atlatl!|
I also had a chance to go around to the different booths and check out what other archaeologists from around the state were working on. The flint knapping booth was one of the cooler demonstrations and showed how many different stone tools were made. Knapping is a chipping method used to make stone tools with a hammer stone and can be used on many different types of stone, not just flint. There was also a station outside where visitors were able to throw atlatls! I took a couple of shots at it and no big deal, but if it was an Olympic sport, I would at least take the bronze. There were lots of other booths set up that showcased different excavations all over the state and it was really cool to see just how much archaeological work is happening so close!