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Yucca Cordage Class

  • 24 Jun 2017
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Archaeology Center
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Join experimental archaeologist, Zack Curcija of Echoes from the Past School of Ancient Technology to transform a Yucca leaf into cordage. In this workshop, you will learn how to process a whole Yucca leaf (Yucca bacata) to extract the fibers and spin 2-ply cordage using the hand- and thigh-spinning techniques. Yucca fiber cordage provided the foundation for many Sinagua sandal and textile forms in addition to being used for ropes, nets, snares, looped and twined bags, bowstrings, jewelry suspension cords, sewing thread, and anything else that required a durable cord

Saturday, June 24, 2:00 am to 4:00 pm. Limited to twelve participants. $35 per person. The class will be held in the Center.

Zack Curcija, holds a Master’s degree in Anthropology (Research Archaeology) from Northern Arizona University. He specializes in the prehistoric technology of the Southwest with an emphasis on ornament production.