Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Boxing up Flintkapping Kits

Each kit has a copper pressure flaker,
leather palm pad and an instruction
During the winter semester, a friend is teaching a Lithic Analysis course in the Archaeology Department at Memorial University of Newfoundland and the students will be expected to try flintknapping for themselves.  I don't think you have to be a master flintknapper in order to study stone tools, but knowing the basics will help put everything into context.  I've spent a few hours this week packaging up some knapping kits for the students.  I've been invited to make a couple classroom visits where I'll help them get started and in the meantime they will have some of the basic tools to practice with.  It also looks like I'll be doing some workshops, talks, or demos in western Canada again this winter or early spring.  I'll post more when the details are sorted out, but it looks promising and will probably include some cities that I haven't knapped in before.

Ready to Deliver
Photo Credits: Tim Rast

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