USM Geography-Anthropology Student Association’s Sixth Annual Knap-In

University of Southern Maine’s Geography-Anthropology Student Association is holding its sixth annual Knap-In on Sunday, April 17 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.  An exciting array of exhibits will be featured, including a showcase of raw lithic material from the Northeast and a faunal display in the Zooarchaeology Lab.  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 USM Geography & Anthroplogy 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 or email Abby Mann at

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