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Kate Sarther Gann
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(520) 882-6946, ext. 16

2020
02
May

Postponed: How Did People Make and Use Stone Tools?

UPDATE (4/1/2020): This class has been postponed until further notice. Learn more.  Experience the ancient art of flintknapping. Join Allen Denoyer for his Hands-On Archaeology class, "How Did People Make and Use Stone Tools?" In each of these beginner classes, you will use ancient techniques an...
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2020
04
Apr

Postponed: How Did People Make and Use Atlatls?

UPDATE (3/16/2020): This class has been postponed until further notice. Learn more.  In this class, you will make a replica atlatl and an expedient dart. Hunters in the distant past used the atlatl to propel the dart and shaft. Patterned after archaeological examples known from the Southwest, ou...
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2020
04
Jan

How Did People Haft A Knife?

In this class, you will learn the process of hafting a stone knife blade into a wood handle. There are very few examples of hafted knives preserved in the Southwest. The style of hafting we will do in this class is based on Basketmaker and Pueblo knives that have been found in rock shelters across t...
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2019
21
Dec

How Did People Carve Bone Tools?

In this class we will explore some techniques people used to make tools out of bone. Participants will make a bone awl using only stone tools. After using a flake to cut out a bone awl blank, we will then grind the blank on a sandstone slab to shape it out. Instructor Allen Denoyer will provide ston...
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2019
07
Dec

How Did People Make and Use Stone Tools?

Experience the ancient art of flintknapping. Join Allen Denoyer for his Hands-On Archaeology class, "How Did People Make and Use Stone Tools?" In each of these beginner classes, you will use ancient techniques and replica tools to create a stone projectile point. You will also learn more about how p...
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2019
16
Nov

How Did People Make Stone and Shell Jewelry?

In this class, we will make jewelry using the same kinds of stone tools people used in the past. Participants may choose to work with stone (argillite and steatite) or shell. Students will grind their items on sandstone slabs and drill holes with flaked-stone drills. We will use stone flakes to inci...
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2019
02
Nov

Arturo Ramirez Gourd Rattle-Making Class

Cost: $30 ($20 for Archaeology Southwest members) Space is limited, so please RSVP ahead of time. Payment can be made by cash or check when you arrive for your class. Rattles or shakers may have been among humanity’s earliest possessions. People have long used gourds and other seed pods for...
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2019
19
Oct

How Did People Haft A Knife?

In this class, you will learn the process of hafting a stone knife blade into a wood handle. There are very few examples of hafted knives preserved in the Southwest. The style of hafting we will do in this class is based on Basketmaker and Pueblo knives that have been found in rock shelters across t...
more
2019
05
Oct

How Did People Make and Use Stone Tools?

Experience the ancient art of flintknapping. Join Allen Denoyer for his Hands-On Archaeology class, "How Did People Make and Use Stone Tools?" In each of these beginner classes, you will use ancient techniques and replica tools to create a stone projectile point. You will also learn more about how p...
more
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