Workshop on Identification of Indian Stone Tools, August 30, 2014

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Lecture Title: Identification of Indian Stone Tools

Speaker: Dr. Steve Tomka, Former Director of Center for Archeological Research at UTSA and now CRM Director with Raba Kristner Engineering Consultants in San Antonio

Time: 9:30 am to 3:00 pm with a lunch break from 12:00 to 1:00

Location: YO Hotel & Conference Center, Spanish Oaks Meeting Room, 2033 Sidney Baker, Kerrville

Fee for Workshop: $10 per person

Abstract: Dr. Tomka will present a hands-on workshop on the identification of lithic (stone) artifacts and their use. The workshop will focus on the characteristics of stone artifacts that distinguish them from one another, and from natural chert or limestone pieces that are often mistaken as man-made tools.RandyBrown-21Nov08-KerrvilleKnifeBell
The stone tools discussed will range from projectile points and biface knives, to less formal chipped stone tools, such as flakes and uniface scrapers. Artifacts, drawings, and slides will be used to illustrate and compare characteristics of stone tools. A handbook will be provided to the Steve Tomka 3participants, illustrating the key characteristics of stone tools discussed during the workshop.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own artifacts for discussion and learning purposes. Participants please RSVP to John Benedict by August 20 at or 830-388-0262.