Flint: A users guide to banging the rocks together

Learn new skills to analyse and identify worked flint - hands on training with the inimitable Phil Harding

Date:Sat, 15 October 2016
Pricing:Members £25, Non-Members £30
Time:10am prompt
Contact:General enquiries to Andy Manning - events@cba-wessex.org.uk

Back by popular demand, Phil Harding leads this study day held at Wessex Archaeology.

Phil provides hands-on training to identify the differences between struck and worked flint, and describes in detail the typical characteristics of flint tools from the Palaeolithic and later.  Phil also gives a practical demonstration of how flints are struck and worked.

The day begins with an introductory lecture followed by plenty of opportunities to handle and examine struck and worked flint.  Phil’s approach is one of teaching how to analyse and identify in a methodical manner and so the day finishes with a practical session where participants are able to informally test their newly gained knowledge.  This is very much a confidence building day, with where newly gained skills can be applied to future fieldwork and finds processing.

We recommend you bring a packed lunch.  Tea and coffee will be provided.

Meeting point:  Wessex Archaeology, Portway House, Old Sarum Park, Salisbury, SP4 6EB


See ‘Bookings’ instructions below for details on how to book this event.  PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED BUT YOU CAN ADD YOUR NAME TO THE RESERVE LIST.


Phil Harding - Flint Study Day for CBA Wessex


Each event can be booked online. Once we receive your initial booking we will check the available spaces and send you a confirmation email (this may take a day or two). Book online here

If you are unable to book online then you should contact our Events Secretary at , giving your name, contact telephone number and email address together with your choice of events you wish to book. It is important you let us know how many member and/or non-member places you require for each event.


Please do not pay until you have received a confirmation email from our Secretary. If you have access to internet banking then after you have made a booking and received your confirmation it is easiest to pay CBA Wessex by direct payment to Sort code 20-75-01 Account number 43040208. You MUST quote your surname and event date(s) in the payment reference field in order that we can match your payment to your booking(s).

If you are unable to pay through internet banking then you should make a cheque payable to CBA Wessex and send it to our Treasurer at 8 Newstead Court, 41 Newstead Road, Bournemouth BH6 3HL. Please accompany your cheque with a note to let our Treasurer know who you are and the date of the event(s) you are paying for, also whether you booked online or through our Events Secretary.

It is OK to make one payment for multiple bookings. We simply need to know what your payment is for in order that we can match it against your booking(s). Unfortunately your booking is not confirmed until payment has been received by CBA Wessex.