This year, Moundville Archaeological Park will host its Annual Knap-In on March 4-5, 2022. This stone tool maker event at will host flint knappers from all over the country. Flint knapping is one of man’s oldest crafts. Knapping is the shaping of stone through the process to make stone tools, such as but not limited to arrow heads. People have chipped rocks into tools and weapons for thousands of years. Native Americans knapped stone arrow and spear points, knife blades, scrapers, drills and many other tools and weapons.
Knap-In 2022 will host new components and as well features some of the park’s favorites (including demonstrations and crafts), showcasing Native American Culture in a variety of ways.
Bill Skinner will be back the weapons range to demonstrate how to use ancient tools and weapons. This includes a demonstration of the use of an atlatl, a device used to propel a spear so it travels farther. Tammy Beane will be doing a pottery demonstration on Saturday, March 5.
On Saturday, March 5, the Office of Archaeological Research will be in front of the museum from 10am -2pm, to help the public identify their artifacts. “This would be a great way from everyone to bring their artifacts and have them examined by a professional, “explained Lindsey Gordon, Interim Director of Moundville Archaeological Park.
If you’re interested in learning to knap, or you just want to watch the best stone craftsmen from around the country, you don’t want to miss the Moundville Knap-in. These fine artists have taught hundreds of people this craft and welcome anyone interested in the art.
The Knap-In is free with regular admission to the park. Admission to Moundville Archaeological Park is $8 for Adults, $7 for Seniors, $6 for Students and Military, and free for children under the age of five-years-old. Native American visitors get in free with their tribal membership cards. UA Museums members get in for free with a museum membership. Hours are from 9am to 4pm each day. UA’s Moundville Archaeological Park is located 13 miles south of Tuscaloosa off Alabama Highway 69.
For more information, please contact Lindsey Gordon at 205-371-8732 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Knap-In hours are from 9am to 4pm each day. The Park grounds are open from dawn to dusk. The Admissions office is open from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm and the Museum is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, seven days a week.
Moundville Archaeological Park’s address is 634 Mound State Parkway Moundville, AL 35474-6413.
Admission to Moundville Archaeological Park is $8 for Adults, $7 for Seniors, $6 for Students and Military, and free for children under the age of five-years-old. Native American visitors get in free with their tribal membership cards. UA Museums members get in for free with a museum membership.
To schedule group tours, please call (205) 371-8732 for group rates.