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Knap-In

March 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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One event on March 4, 2023 at 9:00 am

This year, Moundville Archaeological Park will host its Annual Knap-In on March 3-4, 2023. This stone tool maker event at will host flint knappers from all over the country. Flint knapping is one of man’s oldest crafts. Knapping is the shaping of stone through the process to make stone tools, such as but not limited to arrow heads. People have chipped rocks into tools and weapons for thousands of years. Native Americans knapped stone arrow and spear points, knife blades, scrapers, drills and many other tools and weapons.

Knap-In 2023 will host new components and as well features some of the park’s favorites (including demonstrations and crafts), showcasing Native American Culture in a variety of ways.

If you’re interested in learning to knap, or you just want to watch the best stone craftsmen from around the country, you don’t want to miss the Moundville Knap-in. These fine artists have taught hundreds of people this craft and welcome anyone interested in the art.

For more information, please contact Marsha Holley at 205-371-8732 or mmholley@ua.edu.

Hours

Knap-In hours are from 9am to 4pm each day. The Park grounds are open from dawn to dusk. The Admissions office is open from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm and the Museum is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, seven days a week.

Location

Moundville Archaeological Park’s address is 634 Mound State Parkway Moundville, AL 35474-6413.

Moundville Archaeological Park is a prehistoric mound center located in West Central Alabama. From I-20/59 in Tuscaloosa, take Moundville Exit 71-A to Highway 69 South. Travel 13 miles to Moundville. Go under flashing light past a convenience store on your right and take the first right.

Admission

Admission to Moundville Archaeological Park is $8 for Adults, $7 for Seniors, $6 for Students and Military, and free for children under the age of five-years-old. Native American visitors get in free with their tribal membership cards. UA Museums members get in for free with a museum membership.

Group Tours

To schedule group tours, please call (205) 371-8732 for group rates.

Vendors

Fees

  • Vendors: $25.00 per booth
  • Dinner included
  • Free camping March 2-5, 2023

Demonstrating Non-Vendors:

  • Free exhibit space
  • Dinner $8.00/Person
  • Free camping March 2-5, 2023

Knapping Students

  • Camping $5.00/Night, March 2-5 Dinner $8.00/Person

Check in

Set up day is Thursday, March 2, 2023. Check in at admission building between 8:30-4:00. For more information or to receive paperwork call the education department during the day at (205) 371-8732 or email us at mbryant18@ua.edu.

Details

Date:
March 4
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Website:
https://moundville.museums.ua.edu/knap-in/

Venue

Moundville Archaeological Park
13075 MOUNDVILLE ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK
MOUNDVILLE, AL 35474 United States
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