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The Art and Science of Flintknapping

Friday, February 22, 2013
  7–9 p.m.

Location: Desert Studies Center -
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Category: Enrichment


This weekend learning experience at the Desert Studies Center includes a combination of lectures and planned field activities such as the heat treatment of silicious rocks, basic percussion biface reduction, basic pressure flaking (including notching), the use of an atlatl, and the use of a single stave and self bow. You will have the opportunity to haft what they manufacture (arrow point, dart point, or knife).


Dr. Binning has been doing archaeology in California for over 38 years. She has been studying and teaching flintknapping and lithic technology for 28 years.

Mr. Bouscaren is a practicing California archaeologist and went to graduate school in anthropology at the University of California, Riverside.

Date/Time: Fri. 7-9 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. & Sun. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Feb. 22, 23 & 24 (3 meetings)

Enroll online or contact Student Services at (951-827-4105 or toll-free (800) 442-4990. Refer to Reg. #123CPNN01

Additional Information: The Art and Science of Flintknapping

Open to: General Public
Admission: Entry Charge: $245 noncredit / $325 credit / $305 each for couples and family members / $295 each with PINE discount. (Refund deadline: Feb. 15) One discount per enrollment.
Sponsor: UCR Extension

Contact Information:
Leanna Mojado, Program Representative
(951) 827-5801