Location: Butser Ancient Farm, PO8 0BG
Dates: 15 June 2019- 7 July 2019
Cost: £95 each workshop
Age: 18+
Training / Experience: None required
Accommodation: None.
Organization: Butser Ancient Farm
Name: Sue Webber or Trevor Creighton
Address: n/a
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 023 9259 8838


Flint tools –  an advanced study day with Bob Turner. 15 June. £95.

This is a day of flint study for the field archaeologist, student, or flint tool enthusiast. This day takes you beyond introductory knapping and identification, and provides a deeper insight into the flints that are commonly excavated in Britain. This advanced study day, with flint authority Bob Turner, begins with an evaluation of flint – its morphology and characteristics as a technology. That is followed with an in depth evaluation of the flint tools and debitage from the Final Upper Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic and Bronze Age. The objective of the workshop is to provide a clear insight into the manufacturing techniques, with a particular emphasis on flint finds from southern British archaeological sites.

Flint study days at Butser Ancient Farms (Credit: Butser Ancient Farms)

Flint tools – advanced making and identification with Bob Turner. 7 July. £95.

This study and making day is for those interested in the evaluation of flint tools and methods of their manufacture. It will be of particular interest to archaeologists – professional and amateur – who wish to hone their flint identification knowledge, and to students with a developing interest in flint tools. This course provides a wide-ranging evaluation of the flint assemblage, including, importantly, debitage, with a particular emphasis on typical flint finds from southern British excavations.

In the morning you will join flint tool authority Bob Turner in an evaluation of the British flint tool assemblage, from the Final Upper Paleolithic to the Bronze Age. The afternoon is devoted to knapping techniques, focusing on methods of manufacture as they relate to specific tool types.