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Flint Knapping

Author : Robert Turner
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Flint knapping, which is the shaping of flint or other fracturing stone to manufacture tools, was one of the primary skills used for survival by our prehistoric ancestors. Early mankind once made and used these implements on a daily basis to hunt, prepare food and clothing, to farm, make shelters, and perform all the other tasks required for Stone Age existence. A material that has been with us since earliest times, flint still plays a part in our lives today: it is used in cigarette, gas and barbeque lighters; in some parts of Britain it is a major building material; and many of our beaches have shingle which is just flint by another name. In this informative and original guide, expert Robert Turner explains how flint was used, what tools were made and what they were made for, and provides detailed instruction of how to make them, enabling the reader to replicate their own Stone Age toolkit. Illustrated throughout, Flint Knapping is a journey of archaeological discovery through the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic and Bronze Ages.

The Space Age Kid s Guide to the Stone Age Skill of Flint Knapping

Author : F. Scott Crawford
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The Space Age Kid's Guide To The Stone Age Skill Of Flint Knapping Making Arrowheads Out Of Rock. For curious kids and young scientists alike ... who want to try it for themselves. Learn that ancient human craft of breaking stone to make tools and hunting weapons ... you can get the basics in just a few minutes. Mastery of the skills of flint knapping can take years. This is the information you need to get started. Welcome to flint knapping ... the ancient art and craft of breaking natural stone to produce tools and hunting weapons. The essential survival skill of untold generations of human beings around the globe. These are the same processes which people used for thousands of years, in all regions of the world, before the discovery of metals and the various ways to make metal tools. By trying out these skills, you will learn how to break rock so you really can make stone arrowheads yourself. First, we will look at examples of ancient stone artifacts, for reference and for inspiration. Then, you will be introduced to the ancient and modern tools of flint knapping and resources for getting or making those tools. We will also discuss readily available and workable alternative tools which can be used to do the work for a new stone knapper. We will look at some different kinds of stone and rock which can be used for making arrowheads. You'll see stone breaking processes: first, percussion activities which are useful for making chips and blades. Then, pressure flaking techniques which are used to shape chips and blades of stone into a variety of planned arrow points. Some ancient technical secrets of the skill will be disclosed and illustrated, including specific ways to prepare the stone for pressure flaking, trimming the thin edges and using grind stones to abrade the edge so your flaking tool gets a good grip and does not slip off when you apply pressure at the edge. And we will talk about the attitude and intent which is needed to break stone ... to master it. It's all here in "The Space Age Kid's Guide To The Stone Age Skill Of Flint Knapping Making Arrowheads Out Of Rock." Now, let's get started. Order your copy today. Read it and study it for a few hours, enjoy the hobby and skill of flint knapping for many years.

The Art of Flint Knapping

Author : D. C. Waldorf
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The Art of Flint Knapping

Author : D. C. Waldorf
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Covers the basics of flint knapping, such as tools, raw materials, and flaking techniques.


Author : John C. Whittaker
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Flintknapping is an ancient craft enjoying a resurgence of interest among both amateur and professional students of prehistoric cultures. In this new guide, John C. Whittaker offers the most detailed handbook on flintknapping currently available and the only one written from the archaeological perspective of interpreting stone tools as well as making them. Flintknapping contains detailed, practical information on making stone tools. Whittaker starts at the beginner level and progresses to discussion of a wide range of techniques. He includes information on necessary tools and materials, as well as step-by-step instructions for making several basic stone tool types. Numerous diagrams allow the reader to visualize the flintknapping process, and drawings of many stone tools illustrate the discussions and serve as models for beginning knappers. Written for a wide amateur and professional audience, Flintknapping will be essential for practicing knappers as well as for teachers of the history of technology, experimental archaeology, and stone tool analysis.

Valuable Flints

Author : Bjorn Ivar Smit
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This book addresses the problems concerning the research of Stone Age surface scatters in the Northern Netherlands (provinces of Groningen, Drenthe and Friesland). Research methods are presented which can be used to assess these scatters within the realm of archaeological heritage management and suggestions are made with regard to knowledge hiatus and future research opportunities.Due to the large number of scatters, poor conservation, lack of visibility in the landscape and disturbed context these sites can often be overlooked. Nowadays, the majority of archaeological research is performed within the context of archaeological heritage management where, besides scientific, socio-economic motives also play a role. A major part of this book is focused on ways in which these scatters can be investigated within the context of archaeological heritage management.In this thesis the use of a landscape approach is advocated for an effective study of early prehistoric communities. This means that the intrinsic characteristics of the surface scatters should be supplemented with information on landforms and palaeo-ecological data from the surrounding areas. By using such an approach a more thorough image of Stone Age communities can be presented.


Author : L. Johansen
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The well-preserved archaeological site at Oldeholtwolde in the Netherlands was inhabited by a small group of people during the last Ice Age, some 13,000 years ago. This book focuses on the examination of the ca. 10.000 flint artefacts discovered at this ancient site, which have been subjected to modern approaches such as refitting and spatial analysis. As a result, this extensively documented and illustrated book provides unique insights into the daily lives of the Stone Age hunters.

Indian Terms of the Americas

Author : Lotsee Patterson
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Defining a variety of terms from Native American history, this compendium of vocabulary, people, places, and events offers children and young adult readers a balanced picture of past and present Native American experience that encompasses the terminology of everyday home, family, and community life as well as that of warfare and hunting. Other features are the wide coverage of tribes, including the less familiar, and the inclusion of little-known females as a balance to the many well-known males. Illustrated with original and reprinted drawings, maps, diagrams, paintings, and photos. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Cognition and Tool Use

Author : Christopher Baber
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The ability to use tools is a distinguishing feature of human beings. It represents a complex psychomotor activity that we are only now beginning to comprehend. Robust new theoretical accounts allow us to better understand how people use tools and explain differences in human and animal tool use from the perspective of cognitive science. Our understanding needs to be grounded upon research into how people use tools, which draws upon many disciplines, from ergonomics to anthropology to cognitive science to neuropsychology. Cognition and Tool Use: Forms of Engagement in Human and Animal Use of Tools presents a single coherent account of human tool use as a complex psychomotor activity. It explains how people use tools and how this activity can succeed or fail, then describes the design and development of usable tools. This book considers contemporary tool use in domains such as surgery, and considers future developments in human-computer interfaces, such as haptic virtual reality and tangible user interfaces. No other single text brings together the research from the different disciplines, ranging from archaeology and anthropology to psychology and ergonomics, which contribute to this topic. Graduate students, professionals, and researchers will find this guide to be invaluable.

From Mounds to Mammoths

Author : Claudette Marie Gilbert
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Chronicles the prehistory of Oklahoma from as far back as 25,000 B.C., drawing upon archaeological evidence from several sites.