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The authors would like to express their appreciation to the following individuals and institutions for assistance in preparing this article: Michael Kunz and Richard Reanier, the archaeologists whose work at the Mesa site provides the foundation for this article; Dennis Stanford, of the Smithsonian Institution; Grant Spearman, of the Simon Paneak Museum; George Frison, of the University of Wyoming; Robert Perkins, of BPS Engineering; Bruce Bradley, of Crow Canyon Archaeological Center; The National Geographic Society; Rick Young, of the Fort Casper Museum; Peter A. Bostrom, of the Lithic Casting Lab; Anan Raymond, of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Phillip Shelly, of the Eastern New Mexico University; Vance Haynes, of the University of Arizona; and our colleagues at BLM—Robert King, Jim Sisk, Marilyn Nickels, Carl Barna, and Julie Steele. 

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Additional Teacher Resources
To receive the Intriguing Past, a free booklet of classroom activities on the fundamentals of archaeology, go to the Anasazi Heritage Center web page.
For a video demonstration on tool manufacturing, entitled Flint Knapping with Bruce Bradley, send $24.95 plus $3 for shipping to Southwest Natural and Cultural Heritage Association (SNCHA), Anasazi Heritage Center, 27501 Highway 184, Dolores, CO 81323.
Two high-quality posters, Early American Artifacts of North America - 10,000 - 8,500 B.C. and Clovis Culture Artifacts of North America - 10,000 - 8,900 B.C. can be obtained by sending $15 (plus $3.50 for shipping) per poster to Peter A Bostrom, Lithic Casting Lab, 577 Troy-O'Fallon Road, Troy, IL 62294; tel (618) 667-2447.
The Fort Casper Museum sponsors an annual World Open Atlatl Contest. Information about this two-day event, which is held in conjunction with a primitive skills contest involving spear throwing, primitive archery, tomahawk and knife throwing, and timed fire starting, can be obtained by writing to Rick Young, Fort Casper Museum, 4001 Fort Casper Road, Casper, WY 82604.
Reproductions of atlatls and darts starting at $40 are available from Bob Perkins, BPS Engineering, Box 797, Manhattan, MT 59741; tel. (406) 284 - 3307.
The World Atlatl Association publishes a quarterly newsletter. Write to them at 1390 South Paris, Ct., Aurora, CO 80012.
To order The United States Shaded Relief map from the U.S. Geological Survey (file no. US00460, reference code 38077-AB-NA-07M-00), at

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