Re-Making History


Theo Shields and Alex Ressel will deliver a workshop in knapping, one of the tool making practices of our neolithic ancestors. Inspired by the story of Flint Jack, a 19th century practical archaeologist. Flint Jack rediscovered the technique of flint knapping and sold his creations to unsuspecting museum curators and collectors all over Britain. The workshop will consist of learning hand knapping, we will make arrowheads from empty beer bottles. We will also look at texts that examine the relationship between the development of stone technology and the development of the human psyche. Parts of this workshop may be recorded for an art work, please inform Alex if you are uncomfortable with this.

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