Learn the Art of Knapping at Russell Cave National Monument

Inside the entrance of Russell Cave.

Inside the entrance of Russell Cave. Photo via NPS

Learn the art of knapping, the technique of making stone tools and weapons, during two sessions at Alabama’s Russell Cave National Monument this Saturday.

The free sessions, held from 10:00am to noon, and from 1:00pm to 3:00pm, will be led by Park Ranger Larry Beane.

Attendees will learn how to make arrowheads, spear points and other stone tools, just as the inhabitants of Russell Cave one did.

Chipped flint points and charcoal from campfires date the occupation of the 7.2 mile (11.6 kilometer) long Russell Cave by Native Americans to nearly 10,000 years ago.

Advance registration is required for anyone interested in attending and space is limited.

For more information or to register contact Larry Beane at 256-845-9605 or [email protected].

[via GadsdenTimes.com]

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  1. Larry E. Matthews
    April 1, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    What this cave needs is Wild Cave Tours.

    Why can’t they do this?


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