Workshops

Upcoming Events

HISTORIC ARTIFACT IDENTIFICATION WORKSHOP

Interested in learning more about historic artifacts?

Please join us on Saturday, March 9, 2019 (9:00am-4:30pm) with

Dr. Margaret Kennedy (University of Saskatchewan) as our instructor

to learn about glass bottles, historic ceramics, early firearms and ammunition, among other historic artifact types.

Registration Cost: $50 (includes workshop manual) Workshop to be held at the University of Calgary

To register or for further information please e-mail info@arkycalgary.com

REGISTRATION FOR THIS WORKSHOP IS LIMITED TO 15 PARTICIPANTS PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO PAID CALGARY CENTRE MEMBERS

Registration will open to other Centre Archaeological Society Members on February 21, 2019 (please note, registration does not include food)

INTRODUCTION TO FLINTKNAPPING& STONE TOOLS WORKSHOP

 

Back for the seventh consecutive year, we are offering the workshop over two days at Mount Royal University.

On Saturday March 23rd we will be offering an Introduction to Flintknapping. This course will be beneficial to those new to making stone tools, as well as those just looking for a little extra practice and a few pointers. A basic introduction to techniques involved in the production of chipped stone tools will include: platform preparation, hard hammer and soft hammer percussion and pressure flaking. The course runs 9 am to 3 pm, at Mount Royal University.

On Sunday March 24th, we will be holding a full day Knap-In. This course is aimed at those with a strong desire to improve their existing flintknapping and prehistoric technology skills. The workshop will take the form of instructor led discussion and demonstration on platform preparation and thinning, followed by the numerous techniques utilized in the hafting of arrowheads and spear points to tool shafts (notching, raw hide, sinew, hide glue etc..) As in previous Knap-Ins, we encourage participants to bring their own projects to share experience, skills, and techniques with others. Projects in the past have included slate knives, multi component tools, fluting and the fletching of arrows. The course runs 9 am to 3 pm at Mount Royal University. Please note, that in order to take the second day, you must have taken the first day or an equivalent course (experience with flintknapping is required).

$35.00 for one day / $50.00 for both days
Includes instructions, material and lunch. Space is limited!
Priority will be given to Archaeological Society Members.
The workshop will take place in the Anthropology teaching lab in Room B280.
Please contact Brent Murphy for more information or to register at info@arkycalgary.com
REGISTRATION FOR THIS WORKSHOP IS LIMITED, PLEASE REGISTER SOON!

Feel free to contact us if you have an idea for another workshop or if you are interested in having the ASA attend your event. If you want to receive email updates about ASA events, sign up to our events mailing list.

 

Past Events

March 25th-26th, 2017: Flintknapping Workshop and Stones & Bones

March 5-6, 2016: two-day flintknapping workshop

March 7-8, 2015: Introduction to Flintknapping and Stone Tools