October 2016

7th Annual Silver River Knap-in (Feb. 18–19, 2017)

SILVER SPRINGS STATE PARK, OCALA, FLORIDA

Don’t miss the seventh annual Silver River Knap-In at the beautiful Silver Springs State Park. Expert flint knappers, archaeologists, potters, hide tanners, bow makers and other specialists in prehistoric skills will gather from across the U.S. to demonstrate their crafts.

This unique event includes displays of ancient Native American artifacts from Florida as well as archery, tomahawk and atlatl spear throwing demonstrations each day. Presentations by archaeologists exploring the Pre-history of Florida will take place on both
Saturday and Sunday from 9 AM – 4 PM. A flint knapping competition and on-going pre-historic skills demonstrations take place all weekend. Vendors also offer unique crafts, reproduction stone tools, raw stone, knapping tools and food for sale.

Visitors can also visit the Silver River Museum, hike or bike the trails of the state park, or canoe and kayak on the pristine Silver River. $5.00 Admission per person (kids five and under admitted free). Free state park entry and parking.  

For more information call (352) 236-5401 or visit our website
at
www.SilverRiverMuseum.com for more information.
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Knapper’s Quarterly No. 3, Fall 2016 is available for order!

Cover - KQ No 3 Fall 2016 Full FB PostKnapper’s Quarterly Number 3, Fall 2016 (Volume 2, No. 2) is available to order from our eStore on Createspace, an Amazon Company (it can also be ordered directly from Amazon). Information on this issue can be found on our KQ No. 3 page (info on our past two issues can be found on our KQ Issues page). To see links to all three issue, please visit our KQ Printed Version Store page.

The latest issues marks a change in our issue identification. From now on, all future publications of KQ will be noted by their issue number, season of release (i.e., Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter), and year. While we are striving to make KQ a true quarterly publication, all of work associated with its production is being done by two people (John E. Atwood and Dwayne “Modern Flintknapping” Earnhardt). Overall, we feel that it is more important to produce a well-formatted publication, rather than just getting these out sloppy and quick. Nevertheless, we learning and have taken steps that will speed up the production of future issues. We put a lot of hard work into these issue and we sincerely hope you enjoy our efforts – we appreciate all of your support!
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