Flintknapping Course Details:
Dates: Jun 22-23, 2019
Duration: 9am Sat - 4pm Sun
Location: Monroe, WA
Instructor: Russell Field
Flintknapping: Making Stone Tools
In this hands on class students will be guided through the process of making spear points, arrow points, knives, and a variety of other stone tools. Using obsidian and the traditional flintknapping methods that were used by prehistoric people, students will learn percussion techniques for core and biface reduction, pressure techniques for finishing spear, and atlatl dart points, and making arrow points.
Class demonstrations and discussions will include a variety of topics including the use of obsidian and stone materials other than obsidian such as flint and chert. The class is designed for beginners new to flintknapping. Students will make various stone tools to take home.
Students should bring:
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