Interested in primitive living, outdoor survival, or even just camping and hiking? Would you like to learn a unique set of skills? Then take a crash course in caveman living! Primitive Skills for Modern Man is a series of fun and friendly hands-on workshops led by Herrett Center staff and local experts, offering participants a unique chance to gain practical, hands-on primitive skill knowledge in an informal environment.
|Fish Traps & Weirs: Replicating Regional Fishing Technology||Saturday, March 11th||1:30 to 4:30 PM||$25|
|Cordage and Native Plants||Saturday, May 6th||1:30 to 4:30 PM||$25|
|Beginning Flintknapping||Tuesday, May 23rd||6:00 to 9:00 PM||$50|
|Friday, May 26th||6:00 to 9:00 PM|
|Saturday, May 27th||9:00 AM to 1:00 PM|
Study regional fish trap and weir designs, learn to identify suitable native resources, and construct your own willow fish trap based on local archaeological finds.
Saturday, March 11th, 1:30 to 4:30 PM.
Lean to identify local resources used in making cordage, string, and native rope. Participants will meet offsite for a nature walk to identify common native plants
found locally, including some used prehistorically by the Shoshone, as well as dangerous plants to avoid. Participants will then extract fibers from plant resources
and create a simple two-ply twist cordage.
Saturday, May 6th, 1:30 to 4:30 PM
Learn the basics of flintknapping, assemble your own flintknapping kit, and create a number of simple, flaked stone tools. Includes all materials and pizza on
Tuesday, May 23rd, 6:00 to 9:00 PM
Friday, May 26th, 6:00 to 9:00 PM
Saturday, May 27th, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
Call the Herrett Center Front Desk during museum open hours: (208) 732-6655
or contact Joey Heck (208) 732-6668.