Flint Knapping Workshop

Butser Ancient Farm, Hampshire, PO8 0BG
Sat 12th September 2015
Discover how our ancestors made tools out of the stones in the ground. Learn to understand flint as a material and how to knap and work it to make ancient tools. Discover the talents and skills of ancient Britons and go home with a flint tool you have made yourself. Looking at earliest ‘man’ who lived here half a million years ago up to when metal replaced flint. We will look at the tools of Heidleburgensis, Neanderthal and earliest Homo Sapiens. The tutor is Bob Turner. An associate tutor at Sussex University for archaeology department, Bob’s main interests are pre history illustration, planning and section drawing. He has been flint knapping for over 10 years and runs courses at Sussex University, Chichester College, Brinsbury College, the National Trust, English Heritage and Amberley open air museum. This course contains demos on how to percussion knap and pressure flaking and direct instruction on a one to one basis. Flint knapping can be done by anybody so come and try to replicate your heritage.
Google map static shot of Butser Ancient Farm, Hampshire, PO8 0BG
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