Texas Forest Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Alto: Friction Fire Starting

May 13, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

–– 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.


  • Caddo Mounds SHS
  • 1649 State HWY 21 West
  • Alto, Texas
  • 75925



  • $4.00 per person, five and younger are free.