Mercyhurst Prometheus Club hosts annual Prehistoric Technology Fair and Knap-In at Presque Isle

The Prometheus Club, a Mercyhurst College student organization dedicated to prehistoric technology and the creative processes behind those tools and weapons, will host its annual Prehistoric Technology Fair and Knap-In on Saturday, Sept. 29, and Sunday, Sept. 30, on Beach 11 at Presque Isle State Park. The fair will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

During two-day event, the focus will be on knapping — the ancient craft of stone tool manufacture. Craftspeople and artists from across the United States and Canada will be on hand to demonstrate the ancient technology.

In addition, there will be an internationally sanctioned atlatl (spear-throwing) contest, plus exhibits and demonstrations of spinning and weaving, cordage and textile manufacture, wood carving, bead work, herbal medicine preparation and more. 

Traditional Seneca food and other refreshments will be available for purchase.

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