march 2019

30mar1:30 pm5:30 pmAdvanced Flintknapping Techniques with James Bowden - San Diego Archaeological Center1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Event Details

Advanced Flintknapping Techniques with James Bowden
Overcoming Knapping Challenges

Saturday, March 30, 2019
1:30 PM – 5:30 PM
San Diego Archaeological Center
16666 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, CA 92027

Also available:
Introduction to Flintknapping with James Bowden

Learn to Create Stone Tools
Saturday, March 30, 2019
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

The San Diego Archaeological Center announces Advanced Flintknapping Techniques with James Bowden on Saturday, March 30, 2019, from 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM. The event will be held at the San Diego Archaeological Center located at 16666 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, CA 92027. Admission is $70, $60 for members and students. Advanced registration is required and space is extremely limited.
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This workshop is for experienced flintknappers who are already able to make stone tools such as projectile points. This advanced session will focus on overcoming participants’ specific knapping challenges, and cover advanced topics such as: biface thinning, setting up platforms, improving percussion flaking, details on heat treatment of materials, and less-common knapping techniques. Each participant is required to bring examples of their work, especially pieces that illustrate their specific challenges. Registration also covers a materials fee for the purchase of high quality and unique stone samples.

James Bowden has over 30 years experience in flintknapping using traditional tools and techniques. His work has been featured in Modern Lithic Artists Guild Journal, Gold Prospector’s Magazine, and in over two dozen museum and visitor centers across the country.

For more information, please contact Public Archaeology Director Stephanie Sandoval at or by telephone: (760) 291-0370.