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Workshop flint knapping

This workshop is fully booked! If you’d like, you can be put on the waiting list and be notified when there is a spot available.

This is the same workshop as ‘Workshop vuursteen bewerken’, but the information in English.

All over the world, but for Dutch standards, especially in the province of Drenthe , there have been lots of flint tool finds. While the materials aren’t originally from here, we’ve gotten lots of (small) pieces from the ice age. It drifted towards us in a big mass of ice, together with a lot of other rocks. From these small pieces, our ancestors made lots of different useable tools.

But we also find prehistoric flint tools from which the material has come from a place far away, and arrived here because of trade, These were mostly bigger pieces, and were highly valuable, like axes for example.

Would you like to experience this ancient craft and become a little bit closer to your ancestors? Get this opportunity to knap some flint!

This course will be given in English, but you will have Dutch speaking people around.

(C) Morgan Roussel

Knapping flint like our ancestors once did

This workshop takes place at the ancient park of the Hunebedcentre, Here you will be surrounded by prehistoric buildings. Under the watchful eye of flintknapping expert dr. Morgan Roussel, you will take your first steps at knapping flint.

The workshop takes place on:
Sunday 19th of May, 11:00-16:00

(C) Morgan Roussel

What will we cover?

We will learn you different techniques of flint knapping,  including flake and blade production, stone-tools retouching. You will use different tools antler, wood, bone and pebbles to work the flint.

Also, you’ll be guided through these techniques individually, depending on how fast you’ll learn. Even though this is a beginner flint knapping workshop, we aim to suit this workshop for your personal level of expertise, so you get the most out of it.

You’ll go home with your own flint creations!

(C) Morgan Roussel

Who is Morgan Roussel?

The French dr. Morgan Roussel is researcher and guest lecturer at the University of Leiden. He is specialized in Stone Age (skills) and produces all you can think of from flint, and other Stone Age materials. On his instagrampage you’ll find an overview of Morgan’s crafts and skills.

Practical info & applying

Physical demanding work
During this workshop you’ll mostly sit. But you should be able to work with your hands. Flint knapping can be demanding for your hands and can cost some effort.

Museum visitors
The museum is opened for visitors during the workshop. While you’ll be working on a privat piece of ground, interested visitors can come and see what you are working on, and might ask questions. Also, the 19th of May we are organizing ’the Mammothdays’ as an event. Most often, this event attractes more visitors than usual. It’s a nice, but busy day. You won’t need to awnser all the visitor’s questions (that’s what we are for so you can focus on knapping flint), but it will be great if you are ok with the cozy crowd that walks around here!

Where and what time?
This workshop takes place at the open air part of the Hunebedcentre. We will start at 11:00 and end at approx. 16:00 (including a lunch break).

Food & drinks
Drinks, lunch and snacks are your own to bring along. We will supply coffee and tea.

Parking
Parking is possible at the big parking lot on Hunebedstraat 27 in Borger.

Applying
This workshop is meant for adults.
There are only 6 places available in total for this workshop! Applying can be done by sending an email towards: communicatie@hunebedcentrum.nl with your full name, telephonenumber and adress.

Costs
Participating in this workshop costs €80- After applying you will recieve an invoice. Only after the payment is done, your application will be complete.

Discount
If you are ‘vriend van het Hunebedcentrum’ or member of the DPV (Drents Prehistorische Vereniging), you’ll recieve a 20% discount on this workshop.

For further questions please get in touch with our activities and event coördinator Karin Olfert: kolfert@hunebedcentrum.nl

This workshop, which is part of the project called ‘Houd de Drentse archeologie in leven’ has been made possible by the Wetenschappelijk fonds van de DPV (Drents Prehistorische Vereniging).

Datum

19 mei 2024
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Tijd

11:00 - 16:00

Kalender

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