Back for the seventh consecutive year, we are offering the workshop over two days at the Nose Creek Valley Museum in Airdrie.
On Saturday April 14th 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 the Nose Creek Valley Museum in Airdrie.
On Sunday April 15th, 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 the Nose Creek Valley Museum in Airdrie. 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
*Special one day discount rate for students ($30.00)
Includes instructions, material and lunch. Space is limited!
Priority will be given to Archaeological Society Members.
Please contact Brent Murphy for more information or to register at firstname.lastname@example.org