Lithic Technology: Using and Making Stone Tools
Heather Cruz, Anthropology, UConn
Saturday, October 24, 10 am to 12 noon
Advance registration required: $20, $15 for Museum members; includes materials fee
Adults and children ages 12 and above. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
You may have seen “arrowheads” and other ancient stone tools on exhibit in museums–today is your chance to use them! Through experimentation as well as observation of the people who still manufacture and use these tools, we have a good understanding of lithic technology. Participants will learn how archaeologists identify and date these tools, and then have the opportunity to use some of the tools for woodworking and food preparation. Participants will also have an opportunity to try flint knapping! Try your hand at stone tool manufacture under the guidance of UConn archaeologist Heather Cruz in this exciting workshop.
Presented by the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History and Department of Anthropology, part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UConn.
860.486.4460 - http://www.mnh.uconn.edu/
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