I learned how to throw spears using an atlatl during V-Bar-V Heritage Site‘s Archaeology Discovery Days. After a half-dozen throws I was getting halfway decent at it; my last spear actually hit the board, although not any of the ground sloth targets painted on it.
I discovered a PBS show called Time Team America that follows a group of specialists helping out on archaeological digs all over the United States. They spend three days on a site, using high tech gear to help the group conducting the dig accomplish a specific goal, like finding evidence of a building they’ve been looking for. The show covered a wide range of topics from throughout history – everything from 13,000 year old Paleo Indian sites to Civil War era prison camps. If you’re into history or archaeology it’s definitely worth a look.
Crossed Off the Travel Map:
Clark Memorial Clubhouse, Clarkdale, Arizona
Added to the Travel Map:
A Train Wreck in the Woods, Near Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
RKK Energiya Museum, Korolyov, Russia – space museum.
Museum of Soviet Arcade Games, Moscow, Russia – pretty much exactly what it sounds like.
Star City, Russia – once secret cosmonaut training/residential facility.