Celts, Adzes, Axes, and Chisels - Pecked and Ground Stone Tools

Course Information

Thu, 05/14/2020 - 10:00am to Sun, 05/17/2020 - 4:00pm
18 and up.

This class is overnight and includes camping.  

Felling a tree, shaping a bow, digging out a canoe, and building long term shelter were all common practices to stone age people. Before metal axes and saws, primitive people had highly developed and effective stone celts, chisels, adzes, and axes. Through the process of chipping, pecking, and grinding, functional and beautiful tools were created by people throughout the world and throughout time. This process is work intensive, and requires patience and focus, yet the result is a tool fully primitively crafted, and ready to be put to work. Students in this course will have the choice to create one tool, but through that process learn how to create whatever size and type of pecked and ground stone tool they need.

"Awesome 4 days at Roots school learning to make celt! Many thanks to Brad and Sarah for the awesome instruction, great food and for sharing your knowledge. I am looking forward to attending more classes."

Rex, VT

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Directions, Gear & Logistics

Logistical information about what to bring for your class, camping during overnight courses, directions and so forth can be found here.

Registration Forms

Online registrations are preferred, but registration by mail is accepted. Either proceed online above, or mail in the forms below with a check for the deposit.