The 2022 Lithics Academy: Reading Stone Artifacts is a two-day Texas Archeology Academy to learn how to recognize stone artifacts, how they are produced, and interpreting stone artifacts and patterns in the archeological record. Classroom sessions for the Academy will be held at the Texas Archeological Research Laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin on April 23-24, 2022.
Join archeologists to learn about Texas history and prehistory as revealed through archeological investigations. The course will include a brief overview of stone tools, why stone artifacts are important, how they are produced and used, and how stone tools contribute to the archeological record. The academy will include a review of raw stone materials and how they were used.
Participants will engage in exercises designed to record information about stone artifacts. These exercises include sorting, classifying, measuring, and information recording as part of stone tool analysis. Mr. Chris Ringstaff, experimental archeologist at the Texas Department of Transportation, will lead the workshop. Dr. Robert Lassen of AmaTerra Environmental Consultants and Mr. Sergio Ayala of the Gault School of Archaeological Research will be co-instructors.