REGISTER-CERTIFIED CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION COURSES
Below, you will find upcoming courses for continuing your professional education that have been certified by the Register of Professional Archaeologists. Read more about the CPE Certification Program here.
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Biface Technologies Workshop
July 11 @ 8:00 am - July 12 @ 5:00 pm
Instructors: John L. Fagan, Terry L. Ozbun, Marci Monaco
This two-day workshop emphasizes hands-on production and analysis of percussion and pressure biface reduction technologies. Additionally, stages of reduction, as well as the tools used in the production of bifaces, will be studied. The workshop will also teach the identification of characteristic manufacture and use break types and archaeological applications of technological analysis for understanding reduction sequences and the use-life histories of stone tools. The course provides opportunities to examine tools and debitage, observe the production of flakes, and engage in hands-on reduction of bifacial flaked stone tools. Attendees will produce their own study collection of diagnostic debitage and bifacial tools and learn how to set up experimental lithic studies. This program enhances an archaeologist’s ability to meet the RPA code of conduct and its standards of research performance through acquiring additional expertise and methodologies to interpret the archaeological record and understand past cultures and behavioral patterns. These lithic technology analysis methods are commonly needed in archaeology due to the abundance of flaked stone lithic materials at pre-contact archaeological sites.