Primitive Tools: Flint Knapping - Caddo Mounds

Jun 13 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Caddo Mounds State Historic Site
1649 State HWY 21 West
Alto  Texas  75925

Caddo Mounds visitors center

Caddo Mounds State Historic Site invites the public to the second in a series of Saturday afternoon programs to learn about the early technologies used by prehistoric Native Americans—the art of knapping stone projectiles.

Alan Shadow, manager at the East Texas Plant Materials Center, and Anthony Souther, site manager at Caddo Mounds, will host the program. Activities will include classroom discussion, a hands-on demonstration of knapping techniques for those who wish to test their skill, and a guided tour of the Caddo Mounds site.

Program participants will learn the basics of flint knapping and how this technology was essential in human expansion from Africa to the New World. They will also learn how prehistoric cultures in Texas selected appropriate material, the variety of tools across space and time, and what stone tools tell archeologists about past cultures.

There is a $2 charge for the program, and the fee includes a tour of the Caddo Mounds site. Seating is limited; please call 936.858.3218 to indicate your interest in attending.