Flintknapping Workshop with Tim Dillard
May 23-27, 2016

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The CAA offers a week-long workshop in chipped stone technology with Tim Dillard. Tim is an expert flintknapper with over twenty-five years of experience. Informal lectures on tool forms, chert, quarrying strategies, local geology, and technical aspects of knapping will set the stage for sessions in percussion, billet, and pressure flaking. Participants also go on chert collection trips and learn how to heat-treat chert. Everyone who attends the program emerges with a greater understanding about stone tool technologies. Check out a review of the workshop published in the Journal of Lithic Studies written by one of our participants. The workshop has something to offer both experienced and novice flintknappers!

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Program: Tuition is $575 for the week, and includes room, basic field lunch, and instruction. Breakfast and dinner are on your own. Participants will stay at a CAA dormitory. Rooms are at minimum double occupancy. Our dorm is equipped with refrigerators, microwave, coffee pot, hotplate, outdoor grill, and campfire area. Feel free to bring your own tools, but it is not required. Participants are responsible for making their transportation arrangements. The CAA can provide shuttle service to & from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport or the Alton, Illinois Amtrak station for an additional cost.

Who May Enroll: Adults 18 years of age or older; novices and experienced knappers are welcome. If you are interested in learning more about the strategies and techniques used to create stone tools, this is a perfect workshop for you!

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Enrollment Process:

We are currently updating the site for the 2016 season. Applications will be available in December 2015!

Registration closes one week prior to the start date. Register early to reserve a space. Enrollment is limited to 12 people per session.

If you have any questions, please contact the CAA at education@caa-archeology.org or 618-653-4316 for more information.