March 16: Introduction to Percussion KnappingIn this class, students will learn the basics of using hammerstones and antler billets to strike flakes from cores. By the end of the evening, you will have produced your own hard hammer and soft hammer flakes, a uniface and a biface.
|Percussion knapping using hammerstones and antler billets|
March 19: Introduction to Pressure FlakingLearn how to use copper and antler tools to turn flakes into arrowheads and other stone tools by pushing off small, precise flakes.
|A copper-tipped pressure flaker, obsidian arrowheads, and a hammerstone|
March 23: Special ProjectsPut your new skills to use to make a complete stone tool. Work with sinew, wood, and natural glues to haft your knapped work.
|Hafted stone tools|
Start time is 6:30 PM on each evening.
The workshops are open to anyone over age 16 - you do not need to be a MUN student to attend:
Prices: $50 for all three nights, $40 for two, or $25 for one.
Space is limited, so please register early to reserve your spot. Please contact MUNArch: firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Photo Credits: Tim Rast