Press Release

For Immediate Release: February 24, 2015

The New Jersey Mineralogical Society Presents A Free Program About Stone Tool Making, March 8

Jim Silk demonstrates flint-knapping and stone tool making techniques. The lithic specialist will be the featured speaker at the NJ Mineralogical Society meeting on Sunday, March 8 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Trailside Nature and Science Center, 452 New Providence Road, Mountainside, NJ. The event is free. Families with children 12 years of age and older are welcome. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please call Joan Hoeckele, 908-232-2831.

Jim Silk demonstrates flint-knapping and stone tool making techniques.

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ—The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the Department of Parks and Recreation are pleased to invite the public to a free program on Sunday, March 8, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Trailside Nature and Science Center.

The featured presenter, Jim Silk, a lithic specialist, will lecture and demonstrate flint-knapping and stone tool making techniques, accompanied by a discussion relating to the cultural and historical significance of their technologies. For over 20 years Jim, a published author on the subject, has researched stone tool making methodologies, demonstrated, instructed, and participated in reconstructive archaeology.

“We are pleased to welcome this noted author and expert on flint-knapping and stone tool making techniques to the list of educational programs available to the public at Trailside Nature and Science Center,” said Union County Freeholder Chairman Mohamed S. Jalloh.

The presentation will be approximately 90 minutes, followed by refreshments.  Adults and families with children 12 years of age and older are welcome to attend.

The Trailside Nature and Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road, in Mountainside, NJ. For further information call: Joan Hoeckele at 908-232-2831.

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