Knap-in

Cancelled: Co-Editor Dwayne Earnhardt at Flint Ridge Fall 2017 Knap-in

Update: Unfortunately, due to impending weekend rains, Co-Editor Dwayne Modern Flintknapping Earnhardt will not be at the Flint Ridge Fall 2017 Knap-in in Ohio on September 1st and 2nd with copies of Knapper’s Quarterly and a 13 x 19 inch Cumberland by Brian Wood print for sale. For more information on this knap-in, please checkout our Calendar of Events page listing for this event.
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Knap-in from March 24–25, 2017 in Gamaliel, AK

Knap-in and Stone Age Arts, March 24-25, Gamaliel, Arkansas

Location: 5012 AR-101, Gamaliel, Arkansas (between the Three Rivers Biker Church and the Gamaliel Fire Station).

Directions from the City of Mountain Home, Arkansas: Take US Highway 412 East, Turn left onto Robinson Point Road, then make a slight right onto AR Highway 101 for 4.83 miles (total: about 14.8 miles [21 minutes]).

Directions from West Plains, Missouri: Take US Highway 160 West, then turn left onto State Route 101 (MO-101 becomes AR101) (total: about 34.1 miles [43 minutes]).

On site camping, bathrooms, and showers.

For contact information, please see our entry for this event on our
Calendar of Events page
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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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Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site, Kentucky, Knap-in, Saturday, June 11, 2016

Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site, Kentucky Department of Parks, on Saturday, June 11, 2016, 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Calling all flintknappers! Knappers invited to demonstrate stone tool making. All visitors welcome to watch, learn, and join in. Lead Knapper” “Arrowhead” Fred Bollinger. To register as a Knapper, please call the park office at 270-335-3681 or email carla.hildebrand@ky.gov

Wickliffe Knap-in
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Dwayne Earnhardt will be selling copies of the Winter 2016 issue of Knapper’s Quarterly at the North Georgia Knap-in from April 21–23, 2016

Dwayne Earnhardt, co-editor of Knapper’s Quarterly and owner of www.Modern-Flintknapping.com will be a vendor selling hard copies of the Winter 2016 issue of Knapper’s Quarterly at the North Georgia Knap-in from April 21–23, 2016. For more information about this event, please refer to our Calendar page and the following two links:

http://northgeorgiaknapin.yolasite.com/
https://www.facebook.com/northgeorgiaknapin/
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Silver River Knap-in: Stone Tool Making & Prehistoric Arts Festival, February 20-21, 2016

Added to our Calendar of Events:

SILVER SPRINGS STATE PARK, OCALA, FLORIDA
FEBRUARY 20-21, 2016 (9 AM – 4 PM)


Don’t miss the sixth annual Silver River Knap-In at the beautiful Silver Springs State Park. Expert flint knappers (people who make stone tools such as spear points and knives), archaeologists, potters, hide tanners, bow makers and other specialists in prehistoric skills will gather from across the eastern U.S. to demonstrate their crafts.

This unique event includes displays of ancient Native American artifacts from Florida and 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. 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 this webpage http://www.marionschools.net/Page/50770.
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Archaeology Day at King Gillette Ranch, Calabasas, California

As part of Archaeology Day on October 11, 2015, at King Gillette Ranch in the Santa Monica Mountains, Calabasas, California, a flintknapping demonstration was presented by local knappers for the public to learn about the art of knapping. The demonstration was extremely popular at the event as well were the various talks that were presented inside of the facility. Other features at the event included various displays on local history and archaeology, a hands on experience with archaeology for children and various tables hosted by archaeology students from California State University Northridge, among others.

The photo below shows Barney Desimone at the knapping demonstration.
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This next photo is a beautiful point made by Tim Severn at the event that was graciously given to John E. Atwood, Editor-in-Chief of Knapper’s Quarterly…thank you so much Tim!
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Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park Knap-in, Tennessee, to be held from October 2–4, 2015

The Old Fort State Archaeological Park Knap-In has been going on for decades. This year the event will be held from October 2–4, 2015. Programs will begin at 3:00 PM on Friday, the 2nd and will continue through the weekend. The Knap-In is three fold: (1) we host knappers/vendors and present a range of programs discussing prehistoric stone working (including State archaeologist presented programs as well as Ranger led); (2) we also host an atlatl tournament as part of the Knap-In, sanctioned by the World Atlatl Association, which draws a number of competitors; and (3) this year we are also incorporating contemporary Native American culture by hosting a stomp dance on Saturday night.

The park itself is a Middle Woodland hilltop enclosure site. The walls/ mounds of our site are still fairly well preserved and encircle a nearly 50 acre clearing. We are located in southern middle Tennessee, right off a major interstate (I24). Our park has a 51 site campground, which is directly adjacent to the main park area.

Flyer and photos provided by Josh Waggener, Park Ranger 2, Old Fort State Archaeological Park. Click on flyer for downloadable PDF file. Also see our Calendar of Events for listing.

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