NATIVE AMERICAN TOOLS AND FLINT KNAPPING WORKSHOP

Thank you for registering for an Adult and Family Day Program with the Marine Science Consortium! If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call us at 757-824-5636 or email us at mscva@msconsortium.org. Please mail your program payment to The Marine Science Consortium/ Special Programs Coordinator / 34001 Mill Dam Road, Wallops Island, Virginia 23337 or call to make a credit cards payment by phone. NATIVE AMERICAN TOOLS AND FLINT KNAPPING WORKSHOP During the flint knapping workshop students will take a voyage back in time, learning the ancient skill of stone tool making. The first evidence of human beings using rock tools is between two and three million years ago. Over such a long time the process of tool making has advanced from simple sharp edges and choppers to an art form of complexity and beauty. The flint knapping class will begin by looking into how rocks break. We will address the major rules for reduction. Working with Glass and Flint, class participants will focus on the proper form and early stages of reduction which include percussion flaking, and bi-facing. The more advanced techniques including; pressure flaking and notching will be demonstrated by instructor and used depending on participant’s previous experience. Tools and materials will be provided and each student will receive a flint knapping tool kit to take home. This workshop is perfect for beginner to intermediate knappers. It is sure to take you to the next level in your knapping ability. The workshop cost is $115 per person and includes lunch, all materials, tools, and instruction. Participants must sign up to secure one of the 7 slots.
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