Remaking History, 2016

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 consisted of learning hand knapping, and making arrowheads from empty beer bottles. We also looked at texts that examine the relationship between the development of stone technology and the development of the human psyche.
Run with Theo Shields

Held at Open School East