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Paleo-Tech: Making Bone Knives at Big Bone Lick State Historic Site July 20

Monday, 07 08, 2013

Todd Young, 859-384-3522

UNION, Ky. --  Knives have been used throughout much of human history for protection, hunting, and various other utilitarian purposes.  Big Bone Lick State Historic Site invites you to learn more about prehistoric knives July 20.

 

A common material used in the production of prehistoric knives was bone. This class will give hands-on instruction on how to manufacture your own bone knife that can be used while practicing prehistoric technology skills, or just admired as a display piece.

 

Registration is required, and the cost of the class is $20. To register and for information, call 859-384-3522. The class will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Big Bone Lick State Historic Site is recognized as the birthplace of American vertebrate paleontology for its significant role in the development of scientific thought regarding extinction and the relationship of geology and paleontology the world over.

 

The park is located 22 miles southwest of Covington at 3380 Beaver Road, Union.

 

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The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 49 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at http://www.parks.ky.gov