Saturday Jun 21, 2014
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Step back into the past with flint knappers Ottis Price, Ron Fields and Tommy Heflin, and learn the ancient techniques of flint knapping.
The American Indian Art of making stone tools and projectile points. Workshop includes personalized instruction and all the tools and materials necessary to make arrowheads and points. Ottis Price was a student of the late Mr. Luther Rivera. He makes the tools of our American Indian ancestors using traditional materials such as obsidian (volcanic glass) and deer antler. Ron Fields, an archaeologist specializing in atlatls (spear throwers), is also an accomplished flint knapper. He is considered a regional expert on atlatl research and dart technology of the Southwest. In 2006, he was awarded the New Mexico Historic Preservation Award for his obsidian arrowheads, spear points, and bone tool reproductions. Tommy Heflin has been teaching flint knappers the art of flintknapping for over 40 years. He is proficient in knapping the most difficult projectile point styles such as Clovis and Folsom. Tommy has replicated many museum specimens and is a promoter of PrimitiveSkills Day held every year at the Clovis site in Portales, New Mexico. This workshop will be held outdoors on the visitor center patio. Please wear long pants, hat, and sunscreen.Registration is required Bring your own lunch and beverages.