Little River Canyon

A gathering of arrowhead and spearpoint making artisans will occur at the Little River Canyon Center in Fort Payne, Alabama on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 24 to 26, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This knap-in will be a wonderful opportunity for the public to learn how early people made their stone tools and weapons by watching experts work, hearing about their crafts, and looking at their art. Arrowheads and spearpoints made by these modern-day artisans will be available for purchase. Vendors may sell or exhibit only modern artist’s work, tools, and raw materials. Artifacts or fossils may not be bought, sold, or exhibited. Remember, collecting anything in the park is illegal.

People wishing to participate as flintknappers and vendors must register. Register with Larry Beane at 256-845-9605, or larry_beane@nps.gov. Lodging and food are available at DeSoto State Park, Fort Payne, Centre, and Cedar Bluff.

Acting Park Superintendent Steve Black and Canyon Center Director Pete Conroy invite the public to come out and enjoy the free event. For more information or to register call (256)845-9605 or e-mail larry_beane@nps.gov.