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Gary L. Fogelman (right), of Indian Artifact magazine, and faculty member D. Robert Cooley conduct a Tuesday field demonstration of the atlatl.
Gary L. Fogelman (right), of Indian Artifact magazine, and faculty member D. Robert Cooley conduct a Tuesday field demonstration of the atlatl.
Fogelman shows students the array of atlatls and darts used by ancient hunters.
Fogelman shows students the array of atlatls and darts used by ancient hunters.
Melissa L. Warner, a building science and sustainable design major from Stroudsburg, readies the atlatl that she made as part of Cooley's Introduction to Cultural Anthropology class.
Melissa L. Warner, a building science and sustainable design major from Stroudsburg, readies the atlatl that she made as part of Cooley’s Introduction to Cultural Anthropology class.
An acknowledged master shares his expertise with students ...
An acknowledged master shares his expertise with students …
... and displays world-class form in launching a dart.
… and displays world-class form in launching a dart.

The editor and publisher of Indian Artifact magazine traveled to Penn College on Tuesday to help show an Introduction to Cultural Anthropology class how sophisticated “primitive” technology can be. Gary L. Fogelman, of Turbotville, joined D. Robert Cooley, assistant professor of anthropology/environmental science, in a demonstration of the atlatl, an ancient tool used for throwing large darts at prey. The lab exercise on the Madigan Library lawn has been a tradition among Cooley’s classes in recent years, but the addition of Fogelman – a world-champion in atlatl circles – provided a special touch.
Photos by Craig R. Urey, student photographer

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