Flintknapping with Karl Lee

Have you ever wanted to know how early man and prehistoric people made their survival tools? Have you ever wanted to learn about flintknapping? Take part in a flintknapping workshop/course or see a demonstration? Then you are in the right place.

Karl Lee, Flintknapper

Karl Lee, Flintknapper

I’m Karl Lee, a master flintknapper and experiential archaeologist with over 20 years experience of teaching the manufacture and use of stone (“lithic”), bone and wooden tools.

Special Offer for Schools and Museums for 2018

I have an online shop where you can buy my British hand made replicas. These include flint, antler, bone and wood tools all crafted using prehistoric techniques. Please feel free to get in touch with any comments or questions using the form on my contact page, as any feedback is much appreciated.

“Karl’s knowledgeable, but easy style of presentation encouraged lots of participation. … I would have no hesitation in recommending Karl warmly to deliver workshops to other groups.”

With kind permission from John Piprani, of the University of Manchester: ‘a first edit of five days production with experimental archaeologist Karl Lee. Materially it resulted in a series of ‘blade points’, and characteristic debitage for each of four (heuristic) stages that comprise the production process.’


  • All set up and ready for another Woodland Ways knapping weekend. Just need the students to finish their breakfast ;-),
  • RT : BREAKING: Thousands of years before Chauvet, humans were painting animals on cave walls in Borneo. With a minimum age of 40,000 years, this is now the oldest known figurative artwork Image by Luc-Henri Fage ,
  • Well I'm gutted! After looking forward to watching the 'Ice Man' movie, disappointed isn't even the word. Another depiction of our dirty, scruffy, savage, unsophisticated 'cave-man' ancestors. Sadly this one... ,
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  • RT : Another favourite image from Chauvet. This horse was rendered with great skill by an using fingers to score the image in soft clay revealing lighter hues beneath. You can still see the artist’s fingerprints after 30,000 years. From National Geographic 2001 ,