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Knap Time - From Flint to Flight

12:00p to 1:00p
Sat, January 19, 2019
Jared Shamburger
(936) 687-4474

Come watch what it takes to turn rock into the edge of an arrowhead!

Knapping is a great example of how early man learned to master his environment. People all over the world, including the first Americans, used knapping to turn rock into blades and tools.

- See and feel the different stones and silicates humanity used to knap rocks and minerals into real tools and razor-sharp edges. It’s not just flint folks!

- Come see the tools, past and present, these early craftsmen used to knap. From antler to copper to hammer.

- Watch a Ranger start the knapping process to get a feel for how much work it took the first Americans to make blades, spear points, or arrowheads.

Meet @ the Amphitheater

Participants should bring water, appropriate clothing and footwear for the outdoors, and be ready to leave with a new respect for arrowheads.

*Attendance to this event is open to the public and free AFTER regular day use or camping