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Traditional Methods of Working Wood and Bone or Antler

  • 13 Jan 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Verde Valley Archaeology Center
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  • Must be at least age 15 unless approved by the presenter

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B. Ka'imia Chrisman, M.D., will present a workshop consisting of the following: discussion of using traditional methods; the reason for choosing one wood or bone type over another to make specific items; cutting, shaping and polishing of wood and bone/antler will be taught, including the use of basalt or chert saws, sandstone or coral sanders and polishers, polishing material such as certain leaves and charcoal, and traditional paints, sealers or oils; the use of the pump drill and how one is made.

Participants can then try their hand with such things as the pump drill, splitting and sawing bone, antler or wood to a needed shape, adzing or hatcheting on a limited basis, abrading, sanding, and polishing. In essence, you will learn the basics needed to later create a bow and arrow, tool, utensil or fishhook at home or camp using traditional methods.

Class limited to age 15 and over please - except by consent of presenter - due to needed attention span, patience, and safety. Class Fee is $40 for members and $45 for nonmembers. Class size limited to 15 persons.

Please bring lunch as there will be a short lunch break.