march 2019

30mar10:00 am12:00 pmIntroduction to Flintknapping at San Diego Archaeological Center10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Details

Introduction to Flintknapping with James Bowden
Learn to Create Stone Tools

Saturday, March 30, 2019
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
San Diego Archaeological Center
16666 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, CA 92027

Also available:
Advanced Flintknapping Techniques with James Bowden
Overcoming Knapping Challenges
Saturday, March 30, 2019
1:30 PM – 5:30 PM

The San Diego Archaeological Center announces Introduction to Flintknapping with James Bowden on Saturday, March 30, 2019, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The event will be held at the San Diego Archaeological Center located at 16666 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, CA 92027. Admission is $30, $25 for members and youth 12 with paying adult. Advanced registration is required and space is extremely limited.
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This is a great workshop for those who have always wanted to try making stone tools or are curious how it is done. Participants will not only learn about the components that make up the Native American stone toolkit, but also basic flintknapping techniques. Participants will also be able to practice these techniques in creating stone tools which they can keep at the end of the session. No experience required. Ages 12 . Minors must be accompanied by a paid adult.

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.