Primitive Skills Workshop: Flintknapping

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Workshops for Adults
Event date:
Saturday, July 31, 2021 - Sunday, August 01, 2021
Location:
The Schiele Museum of Natural History
Website:
https://schielemuseum.org/schiele-news/531....html
Description:

Join The Schiele Museum throughout 2021 for our Primitive Skills workshop series.
Discover the history of our human ancestors and learn some of the skills that have helped them survive
and grow culturally.

Flintknapping Workshop
2 Days: July 31 - August 1st, 8 AM - 5 PM

Stone tools have been used by humans for millions of years. Discover the history of stone
tools, their importance in human evolution, and practice this age-old skill. Participants in
this 2-day workshop will learn basic to intermediate flintknapping, including percussion
and pressure techniques, as well as blade and flake tool technology.

All workshop participants are asked to bring the following:
• Personal Protective Equipment (protective eyewear, mask, gloves, etc.)
• Sharp pocketknife or sheath knife
• Notebook
• Pen/Pencil


If you’re thinking about signing up for the Flintkapping workshop on July31-Aug 1, you’ll love our annual Knap-In!
This gathering of the East Coast Flintknappers has been happening at The Schiele for over 30 years and will be held the weekend of Aug 7-8. More info about the Knap-In will be coming soon!

Questions about the workshop? 
Contact Hanna Salemi at hannas@cityofgastonia.com

Please note: masks covering the nose and mouth are required when indoors and encouraged outdoors when social distancing is not possible.

 
Limited capacity
Recommended for ages 16 years & up.
 
WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT