flintknapping

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

2020
28
Dec

What's the Point: Making an Impact

This is the first post in a new series called "What's the Point?" Allen Denoyer and other stone tool experts will be exploring various aspects of technologies and traditions. Allen Denoyer, Preservation Archaeologist and Ancient Technologies Expert (December 28, 2020)—In this post, I want ...
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2020
30
Jun

Lessons, not Warnings, from the Past

Dear Friends, Working from home since mid-March has taken its toll. I had a chance to break out for almost 24 hours, and it was almost heavenly. On this last day of June, I went to Gila Bend and a bit beyond. (I realize you are all incredibly jealous! The weather was even unseasonably cool—only...
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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
01
Feb

How Did People Make and Use Stone Tools? | Afternoon Class

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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2020
01
Feb

How Did People Make and Use Stone Tools? | Morning Class

Thank you for your interest in this class! This class time is no longer available. To reserve your spot for our 2:00-5:00 p.m. afternoon class instead, sign up here.  Afternoon Class Sign Up Questions? Call (520) 882-6946 x15.
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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...
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2019
25
Jun

Obsidian Hunt

This post is one in our annual series of essays by our Preservation Archaeology Field School students. We invite you to continue following along with their experiences over the next few weeks. Alex Burden, University of Colorado Boulder (June 25, 2019)—We rode the RAV4 up along a single-lane c...
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2019
10
Jun

Treasures in the Screen

This post is one in our annual series of essays by our Preservation Archaeology Field School students. We invite you to follow along with their experiences over the next six weeks through their own words. Chris Fuchs, Washington College (June 10, 2019)—I’ve always found archaeology particu...
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2019
01
Apr

Women's Work

Stacy Ryan, Preservation Archaeologist "Women's bipolar lithic technology may look simple, but it is complex and sophisticated, requiring continual decision making and intensive learning and practice." Kathryn Weedman Arthur discussing present-day toolmakers, in Feminine Knowledge and Skill Rec...
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2018
14
Jun

On the Hunt for Obsidian

Laura Rojas, Adelphi University (June 13, 2018)—On June 5, experimental archaeologist Allen Denoyer, fellow field school student Shiloh, and I spent the day in the Gila National Forest looking for obsidian in order to gain a better understanding of the process involved in flintknapping. This is...
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2017
01
Aug

Where the Wild Things Are

Sam Banderas, Riverside Community College (August 1, 2017)—On the first and fourth of June I went on a hike down to the San Francisco River as part of an experimental archaeology group with Allen Denoyer. We parked at the beginning of the hiking trail, shouldered on our gear, and began our trek...
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2017
14
Mar

Hands-On Archaeology: How to Make Prismatic Blades, Featuring Greg Nunn

Allen Denoyer, Preservation Archaeologist and Ancient Technologies Expert (March 14, 2017)—I recently attended WinterCount, an outdoor traditional technology gathering near Gila Bend, AZ. More than 650 people attended this sold-out event, more than 100 of whom were instructors. I attend as a st...
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