Portales man has taught flintknapping to more than 300 people

Christina Calloway Tommy Heflin opens up his home to the Portales community every Wednesday night to share and teach his passion. The retired Portales native has been flintknapping for about 37 years, a hobby he loves to share with others. Flintknapping is the art of manufacturing stone points or arrowheads as ancient people did. “I […]

Students tap into primitive skills

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Christina Calloway Eastern New Mexico University and Texas Tech students brought out their primitive skills Saturday afternoon, shaping obsidian rock into stone tools, a process called flintknapping. Flintknapping was just one of the activities students practiced during the 13th annual Cynthia Irwin-Williams Lecture Series/Conference at ENMU sponsored by ENMU’s anthropology club and department. The two-day […]