Monday, March 3, 2014

Spring 2014 Flintknapping Workshops in Edmonton

I'll be teaching a pair of flintknapping workshops in Edmonton on the weekend of March 15 and 16th at the University of Alberta.  These workshops are generously sponsored and organized by the Strathcona Archaeological Society, The Archaeological Society of Alberta, and the University of Alberta Department of Anthropology.  Saturday's workshop will be an introductory day where we will learn the basics of hard and soft hammer percussion as well as pressure flaking.  No experience is necessary, but if you have tried knapping before, this will be a good opportunity to refresh your skills and troubleshoot problem pieces. On Sunday we will focus on ground slate ulus and stone drills.  Make a stone tipped drill in the morning and use it to drill the lashing holes in your slate and wood ulus in the afternoon. Contact arkyedmonton (at) to register.

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