Archaeology Talk: Woman the Toolmaker: Feminine Knowledge and Skill
Sponsored by Historic Spanish Point
Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location:
Historic Spanish Point
337 N. Tamiami Tr.
Osprey, FL 34229
United States

Historic Spanish Point's Archaeology Lecture Series is back! Head to Spanish Point on Saturday, October 13th from 1:00-3:00 pm for a special presentation from Dr. Kathy Weedman Arthur of University of South Florida St. Petersburg.

Archaeological studies continue to describe Stone Age women’s labor as low-skilled, expedient, and homebound including their lithic technologies. This lecture reveals a detailed ethnographic study of African women who are skilled stone-knappers developing their expertise through long-term practice and apprenticeship. Women procure high-quality stone from long distances, produce formal tools with skill, and use their tools efficiently and effectively. This research serves as an alternative to the man-the-toolmaker model redefining Western naturalized gendered division of labor in craft production.

Tickets: $5 for Historic Spanish Point Members ($10 for future Members). Call (941) 966-5214 for tickets.

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