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Introduction to Flintknapping and Stone Tools - Calgary

The Calgary Centre of the Archaeological Society of Alberta is hosting a weekend workshop on Flintknapping. The workshop is held March 5-6 at the University of Calgary.  The attachment has more information on cost, timings and how to register. 

I've attended in the past and found it an excellent way to get an appreciation for the skill that was needed to make a stone tool.  It also helped me to understand why people would travel so far and establish intricate trade networks in order to access suitable stone sources.


  • These are wonderful workshops. I definitely recommend any of our AU students (or staff) who are intersted in ancient stone working to attend. They are a lot of fun. I am unfortunately (or, fortunately) in Belize that week, so cannot attend this year. Have a great time!

    Meaghan Peuramaki-Brown February 8, 2016 - 1:07pm

  • Excellent suggestion, Dawn,  I have had students enrolled in archaeology classes at Medicine Hat College attend these workshops and they found it enormously rewarding and informative.

    Laurie Milne February 8, 2016 - 1:15pm

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