Tag: Native Americans

The Atlatl

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Seeing an arrowhead can evoke vivid images of Native Americans with bow and arrow in hand stalking prey. However, most of Ohio’s stone tools tell a different tale: the tale of the atlatl. The atlatl is essentially a simple machine that uses leverage to increase the dart’s velocity. The same principle of throwing an atlatl […]

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Winter Solstice


The word “solstice” in Latin means “sun stands still.” December 21 is the winter solstice, which is the day with the least amount of sunlight for the year here in Cincinnati. It also marks the first day of winter. The sun rises at 7:54 a.m. and sets at 5:19 p.m. — that’s a whole three seconds less sunlight than […]

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