Neolithic Knife making workshop
Saturday, 21 February 2015 from 09:00 to 17:00 (GMT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Come and learn the oldest craft in the world: Flintknapping.
On the workshop you will be introduced to the ancient art of flintknapping and explore human's use of stone.
The day will start with a short lecture by experimental archaeologist and Flintknapper James Dilley followed by a handling session of some ancient stone tools.
Following this you will be given a flintknapping demonstration to help you understand and familiarise yourself to the process of making your own stone tools. Then you will be given your own piece of flint to start making your tool kit and knife blade. You will be carefully guided along the way to give you the best chance to produce an awesome set of tools!
After lunch you will be able to experience a Stone Age hunting technique using an Atlatl spear thrower. Then using your new stone tool kit you will make the wooden handle for your Neolithic knife. You will learn how to make and use authentic glue as well as the bindings to secure your flint blade.
The workshop will be a fantastic experience of a new craft along with a lasting authentically ancient momento of the day to take home with you.
Refreshments and a light lunch is provided. Toilet, classroom and knapping site all easily accessible from the car park.
Attendees must be over 11, under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Ancient Craft is run by experimental archaeologist and Flintknapper James Dilley.
James has been flintknapping for over 11yrs and has made replicas for museums across the UK including Stonehenge!
He has also appeared on TV and radio for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and National Geographic