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Flintknapping Club University of Alberta

February 24, 2012

Sean Lynch, BHAP Master's student, has organized a Flintknapping Club through the Department of Anthropology at University of Alberta.

This club is designed to provide a grassroots forum through which experimental approaches for interpreting the archaeological record can be explored. Experimental archaeology allows researchers to work backwards and forwards from the archaeological record, by emulating the processes of material culture production that were potentially used in prehistory.

Anyone is welcome to join! Whether you are a seasoned knapper, or have never heard of flintknapping, this club will help you to start thinking about human prehistory in a variety of ways through a hands-on engagement with stone tool production and analysis.

Meeting Times:
Fridays 1-3pm, Tory Building, Anthropology Sub-basement

Sean (top left in photo) recently gave a demo to Dr. Jack Ives' students at the Institute of Prairie Archaeology, University of Alberta. Over 35 students were in attendance and had lots of fun!

Sean Flint

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