Escondido, CA

Learn how to make a stone tool

James Bowden will lead a lecture on making stone tools.

James Bowden will lead a lecture on making stone tools.

The San Diego Archaeological Center will host a stone tool workshop featuring James Bowden on May 7, 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Bowden has over 30 years experience in flint knap­ping using traditional tools and techniques. His work has been featured in Modern Lithic Artists Guild Journal, Gold Prospector’s Magazine, and in over two dozen museum and visitor centers across the country.

Part I of the two-part workshop is for beginners and will focus on components that make up the Native American stone toolkit. Participants will observe, learn, and recreate stone beads using traditional tech­niques.

Part II of the workshop is for intermediate to ad­vanced flintknappers. Participants will receive in­struction on advance flintknapping techniques and will learn to pressure flake their own tool. Previous flintknapping experience is required.

Interested participants can register for Part I and/ or Part II. Lunch is included if you register for Part I and Part II.

Space is limited and you must register in advance. Spots are filling up, so book your ticket now! You may purchase tickets online at To register for the event or for more information, contact Cara Ratner at cratner@sandiegoarchaeol­ or by telephone: 760-291-0370.

The Mission of The San Diego Archaeological Center is to preserve archaeological collections and promote their educational, scientific and cultural use to benefit a diverse public.

The San Diego Archaeological Center is funded in part by the County of San Diego, the City of San Di­ego Commission for Arts and Culture and is a proud member of the San Diego Museum Council.

The San Diego Archaeological Center is located at 16666 San Pasqual Valley Road in Escondido, CA 92027.

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