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Atlatls: Physics of the Hunt

Atlatls: Physics of the Hunt
Sun, Apr 26

01:00 pm

Experience how our ancestors developed the Atlatl, one of the earliest hunting technologies relying on human manipulation of the laws of physics. Participate as Penn experts illuminate the history of this ancient hunting device, and see more items from the museum’s collections. Make your own darts and practice throwing with a modern atlatl. How good of a hunter are you?
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    Penn Museum

    3260 South Street

    Philadelphia, PA, 19104

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    Penn Museum (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology)
    Penn Museum (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology)
    Penn Museum (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology)
    Penn Museum (the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology) founded in 1887, celebrates its 125th anniversary in 2012. With its extensive research, collections, exhibitions, and educational programming, Penn Museum is an internationally renowned institution dedicated to the exploration, study, and understanding of human history and cultural diversity. Penn Museum has conducted more than 400 research expeditions around the world and has collected nearly one million objects. Galleries feature materials from ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Central America, Asia, and the ancient Mediterranean World, as well as artifacts from native peoples of the Americas and Africa. With educational programming for children, families and adults,Penn Museum offers the public an opportunity to share in the ongoing discovery of humankind’s collective heritage.