Monday, November 4, 2013

Artifact Replication Workshops in Resolute Bay and Grise Fiord

Quttinirpaaq Artifacts (R) and Reproductions (L)
I'll be in Canada's two northernmost communities during November teaching artifact replication workshops based on the archaeological finds from Quttinirpaaq National Park.  This is a follow-up project to the Independence I artifact reproductions that I made in 2010.  I'll be teaching 10 people in each community how to chip stone tools and haft them into handles using traditional materials.  We will cover topics like hard hammer percussion, pressure flaking, signing your work, processing sinew, and working with baleen and driftwood.

Resolute Bay: Mon-Fri, November 11-15 at the South Camp Inn
Grise Fiord: Mon-Fri, Nov 18-22 at Umimmak School

If you or someone you know lives in Resolute or Grise Fiord, please contact Patrick Carroll with Parks Canada in Iqaluit to register for this free course: 867-975-4796,

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Photo Credits:
1) Tim Rast
2) Parks Canada

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