Flint knapping is a form of experimental archaeology, and also an art form practiced by hobbyists.
We use copper billets to flake away stone (mostly obsidian, dacite and chert) to create all sorts of tools: arrowheads, letter openers, paper weights, and icebreakers.
Whether you’re interested in recreating bifacial hand-axes, getting to know different types of rocks, meeting new people, or simply looking to blow off some steam by learning a new craft, come join us for a session of (strategic) rock-banging.
All levels are welcome with zero commitment required. We meet in the basement of Peterson Hall, right next to the SSMU building once a week. Check our Facebook for times/days.
Learn more about the mandate and structure of McGill Students Flintknappers Club in their club constitution.