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Workshop Flint Knapping for Archaeology Students

Organised by
Préhistomuseum (BE)

Target group
Archaeology students (Bachelor 3, Master and cand. PhD), registered at a university as well as postdocs, professionals and amateurs

With the experience of this workshop, one should be better able to analyse lithic archaeological material, for example for one’s thesis or any professional activity. 
For this purpose, the workshop participants will get experience with: 
•    Testing theoretical principles to practice, understanding various flint processing techniques and technologies from Paleolithic to Neolithic with the intention of understanding them better.
•    Recognizing flint processing errors.
•    Becoming aware of the possibilities and limitations of the matter in order to better understand the choices of the flint worker: an understanding of the constant compromise between the goal and the limitations of matter allows a better assessment of the person behind the object.

Participants are supposed to have followed a course in practical material studies in prehistoric lithic artifacts and/or to have basic knowledge of lithic typology. Experience in flint processing is not required.

The course is bilingual French-Dutch, where necessary also English

Location: Préhistomuseum, Rue de la grotte 128, 4400 Flémalle (Belgium)
Duration:  consecutive and indissociable days (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), from 9h to 17h30
Maximum 12 participants. 

Christian CASSEYAS (Préhistomuseum)
Manuel MAINGEOT (Préhistomuseum)


Please register by sending an email before January 24, 2020 to Cécile JUNGELS ( as well as Christian CASSEYAS ( One has to add the following information: first name and surname, address, email, phone number, university, study level, orientation and the subject of the final thesis. Please also include your level of proficiency in flint working (none - reasonable – good) as well as a short description of your motivation. If you are selected, you will be notified latest on February 3, 2020.
Costs are 150 € per person, to be paid cash on arrival or by bank transfer.

Accommodation and food

We do not have accommodation but it is possible to stay on site on request (warning, no showers). Lunch needs to be handled by yourself, but there is the possibility to have lunch in the “Archéorestaurant” of the museum, at own expense. Equipment We will have the necessary flint, tools and protection gear for all students, but you have to bring your own warm clothes and closed shoes.

Contact Info


Cécile JUNGELS (Préhistomuseum)
Tel. : (+32) 4/275 49 75 – (+32) 486 78 32 53