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Nature Lab: Chipped Stone and the Prehistoric Tool Box

August 8 @ 11:30 am

Join us for Chipped Stone and the Prehistoric Toolbox featuring Steve Nissly, expert flint knapper, and Section of Archaeology curators Kurt Carr, Dave Burke and intern Alaina Helm.

This demonstration of stone tool technology will illustrate the methods and materials used by Indians in producing chipped stone tools. In addition, Alaina Helm will present the results of her wood scraping experiment where she tested the durability of different types of stone commonly used by Indians in scraping activities.

 

About Summer 2019 in Nature Lab

This summer, The State Museum of Pennsylvania will offer visitors the opportunity to engage with museum curators and representatives of various Pennsylvania state agencies through its Summer 2019 Nature Lab series. This program will be presented every Wednesday and Thursday at 11:30 AM, June 26 through August 21, and is included with general admission.

Details

Date:
August 8
Time:
11:30 am
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Venue

State Museum of Pennsylvania
300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
Phone:
(717) 787-4980

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