Thursday, August 11, 2016

Know Knapping

Our next Transition North Twin Cities Gathering will be next Wednesday evening, August 17th from around 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  We will be meeting at Tom Jablonski's house located at 866 113th Lane NE in Blaine. 

Bob has set up a flint knapping/stone tool making demonstration for us by Rod Johnson, past president of the Minnesota Archaeological Society and expert flint knapper.  Flaked stone tools similar to the ones that Rod and other knappers make have been a part of human cultures for tens of thousands of years and represent a significant indicator of fundamental human modernity.  We all have knappers in our past!  

Rod and Bob will guide us on a journey back to the times when humans lived a life with simpler handmade tools.  Living the simpler life is something we will likely need to relearn as we transition into the coming low tech future.  

Feel free to call Tom with any questions at 763-807-3698 or drop me an email at