Fri, 09 Sept|
Adult Flintknapping Workshop
Discover the art of the oldest craft in the world: Flintknapping. How did prehistoric people make tools to survive the Stone Age?
Time & Location
09 Sept 2022, 10:00 – 15:30 BST
Kilmartin, Kilmartin, Lochgilphead PA31 8RQ, UK
Discover the art of the oldest craft in the world: Flintknapping. How did our earliest ancestors make tools to survive the Stone Age?
On Friday 9th September, in either a morning (10am - 12.30pm) or afternoon workshop (1pm - 3.30pm), Renowned flintknapper and experimental archaeologist Dr. James Dilley will guide you through the process of making your own stone tools using authentic materials and techniques to help you build the knowledge of making and recognising worked stone. The oldest flint tools found in Britain date to around 1 million years ago, the latest around 3000 years ago so you will have the chance to try your hand at a process used for 99.7% of human presence in Britain!
The aim of the day will be for attendees to go home with a variety of different stone tools they have made, new flintknapping skills and a new appreciation for prehistoric technology.
Dr James Dilley is an archaeologist and craftsman who specialises in prehistoric technologies with over 18 years of experience. James has worked with museums and heritage centres around the UK such as The British Museum and Stonehenge and alongside media companies such as the BBC, Channel 4, ITV, Smithsonian Channel and National Geographic.