Upcoming Flintknapping Workshop and Stones & Bones:
March 25th-26th

The ASA is once again hosting a flintknapping workshop.  Many of you contacted us last year regarding participation in the workshop.  Unfortunately, some of you contacted us too late, and all spots in the workshop were already booked.  Many of you have participated in the workshop for a few years now, and look forward to it as an opportunity to meet up with other interested flintknappers and share you flintknapping experiences over that past year with each other.

One important change for this year will be the location. We are planning on holding the flintknapping workshop at the Museum of the Highwood in High River to coincide with an artifact and fossil identification weekend that the Archaeological Society of Alberta is also hosting.

An introductory class will be held on Saturday March 25th running through all the basic techniques used in making chipped stone tools.  Similar to last year, a “Knap-In” will be held on Sunday March 26th, with some instruction on thinning and platform preparation followed by a more loosely structured day focused on hafting of stone tools.  Costs will be $35 for a single day, and $50 for the full weekend.  Lunch and all materials/tools will be provided.  The most important thing is to get your name on the list.

All that is required to register is for you to contact Brent Murphy at brent@lifewaysofcanada.com to get your name on the list. Please send your full name, phone number and let us know if this is the best email address to use. In terms of payment you can either pay at the workshop, by cheque in the mail, or at the next society meeting. At the workshop and society meetings we do have the capacity to pay with a credit card now.

If you have any questions about the flintknapping workshop, please email brent@lifewaysofcanada.com

Thank you to all who came out to our February lecture series! We look forward to seeing you in March!

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