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Early Technology Day at the Iroquois Museum

Written By Timothy Knight on 4/8/15 | 4/8/15

The public is invited to the annual Early Technology Day at the Iroquois Indian Museum on Saturday, April 18th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join the Museum for Flint Knapping demonstrations and workshops, fire by friction demonstrations, atl-atl shoot and other demonstrations of early technology.

In addition to on-site demonstrations of the flint knapping process, which is the ancient art of making chipped stone tools, visitors are encouraged to bring their artifacts for comparison and identification to the museum's extensive collection of point-type artifacts. 

This year's theme is to replicate adena points using a rather unique chert type to our area called Oriskany. It has a grainy but glassy texture, best worked with mostly percussion. There will be many examples of points, replica tools, and local archaeological displays.

A schedule of the day's events will be posted during the event and will include Knapping demonstrations throughout the day, workshops at cycled time slops for adults and youth nine years and up, atl-atl throwing at posted time slots, and other demonstrations of early technology.

For more information, please call the Iroquois Indian Museum at 518-296-8949 or visit their website at www.iroquoismuseum.org.

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