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Workshop Flint Knapping for Archaeology Students

Date
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Event
For Professionals
Organised by
Préhistomuseum (BE)
Country
Belgium

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

Goal
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: 
•    Getting familiar with the main principles of flint processing.
•    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.

The course is bilingual French-Dutch, where necessary also English
Location: Préhistomuseum, Rue de la grotte 128, 4400 Flémalle (Belgium)
Duration: 15-17 March 2019, 3 days, 9:00h – 17:30h. 
Maximum 10 participants. 

Teachers
Christian CASSEYAS (Préhistomuseum)
Christian LEPERS (CETREP)
Manuel MAINGEOT (Préhistomuseum)
Philippe PIRSON (CETREP)

Costs are 150 € per person, to be paid cash on arrival or by bank transfer. 
We do not have accommodation, also lunch needs to be handled by yourself, but there is the possibility to have lunch in the “Archéorestaurant” of the museum, at own expense. 
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. 

Selection
Students are supposed to have followed a course in practical material studies in prehistoric lithic artifacts. Experience in flint processing is not required. For the smooth running of the workshop and an optimal framework for each participant, the number of participants is limited to 10 people. If the number of participants exceeds the available places, priority will be given to Master students who specialize in Prehistory and prepare a final paper in connection with prehistoric lithic material. Afterwards the priority will be given according to the order of registration. The Bachelor 3 students with a final paper relating to prehistoric lithic material or who specialize in Prehistory and have not been able to get hold of an workshop during the academic year 2018-2019 are automatically put on the waiting list for the next workshop 2019-2020 but still have to confirm their registration.

Contact Info

Organisation

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

Registration 

Please register by sending an email before February 18, 2019 to Christian CASSEYAS (ccasseyas@prehisto.museum) as well as Cécile JUNGELS (cjungels@prehisto.museum). 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 March 1st, 2019.