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Obsidian: Not just another flaked stone

Presented by Pikes Peak Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society at Colorado Springs Fire Station #19 (community room), Colorado Springs CO

May 21 2019
Obsidian: Not just another flaked stone presented by Pikes Peak Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society at ,

Archaeologists can extract data from obsidian and use it to discuss prehistoric trade, traditions, and life. Join us to learn the multi-faceted story of obsidian, past and present.

Obsidian, a form of volcanic glass, has many uses. Historically, it was procured and then traded at great distances.

Found around the globe, obsidian is often thought of as just one of the many flaked stone materials of past cultures.

To those who knap, obsidian is a predictable material that offers the sharpest edge possible and results in a uniquely beautiful stone tool.

Other skilled craftspeople cut and polish the lustrous volcanic glass into great works of art. Obsidian continues to be

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