Flintknapping Workshop

Cancelled: May 24-30, 2020

COVID-19 Update (1 May 2020)

Due to the ongoing COVI9-19 pandemic, all CAA programs through 31 August 2020 have been cancelled. We are still accepting enrollments for Fall 2020 programs.

Learn to make stone tools 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 of stone tool technologies. 

Check out a review of the workshop published in the Journal of Lithic Studies written by one of our participants.


Tuition is $575, 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.


  • Sunday (May 24): Participants arrive in Kampsville
  • Monday-Friday (May 25-29): Program days
  • Saturday (May 30): Participants depart

How to Enroll

Enrollment is open to anyone 18 years or older. Novices and experienced knappers are welcome!

Click here to download the 2020 Flintknapping Workshop Application

Upon receipt, we will send you a confirmation by email, a packet of additional information, and instructions for payment. Either full payment or a 30% deposit will secure your spot in the program.

If you have not received confirmation, we have not received your application.

Registration closes one week prior to the start date.

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