FLINT KNAPPING & PRIMITIVE STONE TOOLS (Lithics)
Have you ever found an arrowhead or a primitive tool and pondered how it was made? Learn the basics of the ancient art of flint knapping and stone tools. Students will be introduced to what makes a rock “knappable” and how and where to source knappable rock in Central Texas. Students will also learn how energy moves through stone and how that energy can be manipulated, through controlled breaking, to produce a desired shape.
Students will learn:
How to find, identify, and source knappable stone
How to use natural abrasive materials to shape primitive tools
How to find or make basic primitive stone working tools
Every student will leave class with a tool that they have made from natural materials
Date: January 30, 2021
Location: Earth Native Campus, 137 Woodview Lane, Bastrop, TX
Ages: This is an adult class but open to ages 15+.
Purchase an Earth Native Klean Kanteen Bottle
16 oz, TKWide insulated
hot/cold beverage bottle
with leak-proof cafe cap, $25
27 oz, Stainless Steel water bottle
with spots top, $20
Available to buy during registration - pick up at class!