Trailside to present Stone Tool Making program on March 8

Jim SilkMOUNTAINSIDE — The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the Department of Parks and Recreation are inviting the public to a free program about Stone Tool Making on Sunday, March 8, from 2 to 4 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.

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. For further information call Joan Hoeckele at 908-232-2831.