Flintknapping Course Details:
Dates: Jun 26, 2022
Duration: 10am - 3pm
Location: Monroe, WA
Instructor: Jason Knight
Flintknapping: Making Stone Arrowheads
In this hands on class students will be guided through the process of making obsidian arrow points. Using obsidian and the traditional flintknapping methods that were used by prehistoric people, students will learn percussion techniques for core and biface reduction, and pressure techniques for finishing spear and 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 stone points to take home.
Students should bring:
(Expand your education - make it a whole weekend of learning by also signing up for the Stone Tools Class that takes place the day before this class.)
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