October 29 Meeting: A flintknapper!

Please join us on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 2:00pm at Oaklands Mansion (901 N. Maney Ave,  Murfreesboro) for the October Meeting of the Rutherford County Archaeological Society, Tennessee.  We have a a special guest, archaeologist Michael J.  Miller, M.A., RPA, who will present “Geofact or Artifact? How Stone Artifacts are Identified and Typed.”  Michael will then demonstrate the science and art of Flintknapping— making stone tools.  He will also be sharing displays of artifacts and other materials.  This event is free and open to the public.

Bio: Michael J. Miller, M.A., RPA, got started in archaeology during childhood. He found his first stone tool with his grandfather while walking a farm field in Ohio.  After that first discovery, he became very interested in archaeology and started learning flintknapping at age 12. Michael went on to study archaeology at the College of Wooster in Ohio and experimental archaeology at the University of Exeter in England.  He has worked in over 20 states doing field archaeology.  Today, he works as a Cultural Resources Specialist contractor at Fort Campbell Army Base supporting the Cultural Resources management Program staff.