Come learn the basics of stone tool production, which our ancestors have performed for over two million years. Using obsidian, or volcanic glass, learn some basic principles and techniques that will help you along your way to producing your own knives, arrowheads, scrapers, and more. We will learn to make simple usable flake tools, and explore the steps to making more complex tools such as spear points and arrowheads, through both percussion and pressure flaking.
Here is a taste of the instructors and classes we will have at the gathering! Stay tuned for updates.
Native American tribes of the prairie created their own spear points, axes and arrowheads by using materials such as chert, flint and obsidian in superior fashion. Join Master Flint Knapper Doug Dahl, known as “The Arrowhead Guy,” for a fun and educational workshop on the ancient art of creating tools from conchoidal stone. Participants will work on making their own stone tool to take home. Doug is a charter member of the Lithic Artists Guild, a college-level and museum lecturer and an avocational archeologist with a desire to teach the survival skills of the people of the past.