Traditional tools, such as billets made of antler, pressure flakers, and hammerstones, were the primary tools used by primitive flintknappers. These are the tools that YOU will use to learn this art.
The ethics of flintknapping are highly stressed in this two day class as students are encouraged NOT to rework historic artifacts; instead to learn and appreciate the skills and tools needed to survive in earlier times.
This class is only taught one time per year! The 2013 class will be held on Saturday and Sunday, June 22 & 23 from 10 am to 4 pm each day. The cost is minimal for the two full days – $60.00 includes all the tools you will need, along with the opportunity to learn from three talented knappers.
If you are interested in this Adults Only workshop, please call Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area in Elizabethton, Tennessee at 423-543-5808 to register for the class. Call soon as the maximum class number is 12. Payment in advance is necessary to hold your spot.
Hope you can join us!