April 2, 2010
University of Southern Maine’s Geography-Anthropology Student Association is holding its fifth annual Knap-In on Saturday, April 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Bailey Hall on USM’s Gorham Campus. This event is family friendly and open to the public.
Activities will include demonstrations of flint knapping techniques, a hands on “atlatl” demonstration, and many more displays and presentations. Booths will feature Maine artisans and archaeological information. Everyone will have the opportunity to make a stone tool to take home, and a free buffet lunch will be provided for all in attendance.
Flint knapping is the ancient practice of creating stone tools. Interest in this popular art form has generated a great number of Knap-Ins across the country. USM’s Knap-In is the only one of its kind in the state of Maine and draws participants of all ages and levels of experience. It allows USM students to share their knowledge about the program and connect with the community.
This event is free, however donations will be accepted and are greatly appreciated. For more information, call 780-5321.
The University of Southern Maine (USM) offers its nearly 10,000 students more than 115 areas of undergraduate and graduate study. USM’s location in southern Maine, a region cited as one of the most liveable in the country, offers a range of educational, cultural and recreational opportunities.