Primitive Tools: Friction Fire Starting

May 13 2017 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

1649 State Hwy 21W
Alto  Texas  75925

Caddo Mounds State Historic Site invites the public to the first in a series of Saturday afternoon programs to learn about the early technologies used by prehistoric Native Americans – the spear, atlatl, bow, and throwing sticks.

Activities will include classroom instruction, a hands-on demonstration in friction fire starting, a guided tour of the Caddo Mound site, and atlatl throwing for those who wish to test their skill.

There is a $4.00 charge for the program, and the fee includes a tour of the Caddo Mounds Site. 
Seating is limited, so Please Call To Indicate Interest In Attending.

WHO: Neal Stilley, an Archeological Steward for the Texas Historical Commission.

WHAT: Primitive Technologies Series: Primitive Tools and Friction Fire Stating
$4.00 admission fee per person. 
Ample parking provided 

WHEN: Saturday, 13 May 2017 (Please Call To Indicate Interest In Attending.)
12:00 PM. Classroom 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 religious 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 preserved burial and ceremonial mounds. For more information visitwww.visitcaddomounds.com.