June 17, 2018

Stone and Bone Tool Making Workshop
Sunday, June 17, 2018
10am – 4pm

Making effective stone and bone tools is both a science and an art. Learn about the journey of humanity by replicating the tools that pointed us down the path to today! The artifact pictured above is a weather-worn core that flakes were removed from. Those flakes were probably used unmodified for basic skinning and cutting needs and simply dropped when they got too dull.

In this class, we’ll learn all of the basics of:

Percussion flaking
Pressure flaking
Pecking, grinding and grooving
Simple hafting techniques
How to make discoidal flakes, knives, projectile points, scrapers, drills, hammers, axes and adzes
Understanding the Hertzian Cone principle and fracture mechanics
Bone grinding and grooving to make:
Needles, awls, hide scrapers, saws, projectile points

Location: Ffynnon Sacred Land, Vernonia, OR
Cost: $45