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Stone Tool Knapping Workshop

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Did you miss our stone tool knapping workshop last fall? Fear not, we have another event planned!

Join us on Saturday, June 18th beside the First National Bank Museum at 10 am. Dr. Lawrence Todd, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Colorado State University, will start the event with an introduction to the extraordinary technology of stone tools, knapping basics and key terms, and tool use. At 11 am, we will be joined by special guest John Kiernan. Kiernan studied Experimental Archaeology with a concentration on lithic technology/evolution of lithic technology, as well as the development of weapons from prehistory until the Viking age at Archaeology, University of Exeter. He will be guiding participants in the manufacturing of two projectile points: the Rosegate (Late Prehistoric arrow point) and Pahaska Side-Notched (Early Archaic dart point). After a half hour break for lunch, participants will rejoin to learn about cross-dating, why context matters, and the secrets of debitage.

Participants will receive a Georgetown flint nodule/core and hammerstone for the workshop. The program is free to attend and does not require an RSVP. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes and are encouraged to bring water and sunscreen as it may be hot.

This program was made possible by a grant by the Wyoming Humanities.

  • Type: Archaeology,Special Event
  • Time: June 18, 2022 - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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