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Flint Knapping

A Guide to Making Your Own Stone Age Tool Kit

Author: Robert Turner

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0752492810

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 168

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A guide to an essential skill of our prehistoric ancestorsFlint knapping was one of the primary survival skills of our prehistoric ancestors. This highly original guide will enable the reader, with practice, to manufacture their own Stone Age tool kit. The expert author guides the reader on a journey of discovery, passing on ancient knowledge of how flint tools from the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic, and Bronze age were made and used.


Making and Understanding Stone Tools

Author: John C. Whittaker

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292792557

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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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.

Earth Knack

Stone Age Skills for the 21st Century

Author: Bart Blankenship,Robin Blankenship

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9780879057336

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

View: 7868

Chuck it all and live in a cave? No way! Adopt some Stone Age skills? Absolutely! This information-packed book doesn't just talk, it shows you ways to bring the best of our environment into your life. The relevant skills and ideas in EARTH KNACK will not only have you creating objects, but will also give you a new sense of self-fulfillment and self-worth.

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

Making Arrowheads Out of Rock

Author: F. Scott Crawford

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781500628383

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 46

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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.

Stone Age Spear and Arrow Points of the Midcontinental and Eastern United States

A Modern Survey and Reference

Author: Noel D. Justice

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253209856

Category: History

Page: 288

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"This is an important new reference work for the professional archaeologist as well as the student and collector." —Central States Archaeological Journal "Justice... admirably synthesizes the scientific information integrating it with the popular approach. The result is a publication that readers on both sides of the spectrum should enjoy as well as comprehend." —Choice "... an indispensable guide to the literature. Attractive layout, design, and printing accent the useful text.... it should remain the standard reference on point typology of the midwest and eastern United States for many years to come." —Pennsylvania Archaeologist Archaeologists and amateur collectors alike will rejoice at this important reference work that surveys, describes, and categorizes the projectile points and cutting tools used in prehistory by the Indians in what are now the middle and eastern sections of the United States, from 12,000 B.C. to the beginning of the historic period. Mr. Justice describes over 120 separate types of stone arrowheads and spear points according to period, culture, and region. His detailed drawings show how Native Americans shaped their tools, what styles were peculiar to which regions, and how the various types can best be identified. There are over 485 drawings organized by type cluster and other identifying characteristics. The work also includes distribution maps and 111 examples in color.

Molluscs in Archaeology

Methods, Approaches and Applications

Author: Michael J. Allen

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 1785706098

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 2674

The subject of 'Molluscs in Archaeology' has not been dealt with collectively for several decades. This new volume in Oxbow's 'Studying Scientific Archaeology' series addresses many aspects of molluscs in archaeology. It will give the reader an overview of the whole topic; methods of analysis and approaches to interpretation. It aims to be a broad based text book giving readers an insight of how to apply analysis to different present and past landscapes and how to interpret those landscapes.

Primitive Technology

A Book of Earth Skills

Author: David Wescott,Society of Primitive Technology

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9780879059118

Category: Nature

Page: 248

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8 3/16 X 10 7/8 In, 232 Pp, 100 Black & White Photographs, 150 Line Drawings Have You Ever Longed To Return To A Past Where Humanity's Greatest Concern Was Survival, When Our Hands Created Life's Necessities, When The Land's Raw Provisions Were The Materials With Which We Created Warmth, Shelter, Food, and Tools--A Time Before We Lost Our Bond With The Wilderness? Primitive Technology Helps Build A Bridge Between The Ancient Past and Our Modern Lives, Putting Us In Touch Again With Nature and Ourselves. This Volume--A Selection of Articles Within The Bulletin of Primitive Technology--Portrays The History, Philosophise, and Personal Journeys of Authorities On Primitive Technology, Imparting Skills That Built The Success of Mankind. From Views On Primitive Technology and "New" Archaeology To Making Fire and Tools of Bone, This Book Is Informative and Enlightening

Practicing Primitive

A Handbook of Aboriginal Skills

Author: Steven M. Watts

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9781586852993

Category: History

Page: 225

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Practicing Primitive: A Handbook of Aboriginal Skills is a collection of information and images put together over a twenty-year period in a search for hands-on communication with our shared Stone Age past. The story of the Stone Age is our story, and primitive technology is a way for anyone who wants to understand that shared history. Watts makes the case that the learning and practice of aboriginal skills helps us connect with our remote past, encourages us to participate in the shared inheritance of primitive ('first') skills. Practicing Primitive includes detailed instructions on how to make or perform over 65 Stone Age objects or skills, covering primitive basics such as making axes and food utensils out of stone, bone, shell, and plant material; bark and reed shelters; bags and ropes made of bark and leaves; watercraft out of reeds or bamboo; and much more. Watts covers the environment, lifestyle, and tool kit of three different stages of human evolution: the Lower Paleolithic of 2.5 million years ago, the Middle Paleolithic of 60 thousand years ago, and the Mesolithic 9 thousand years ago. Steven M. Watts, has directed the Aboriginal Studies Program at the Schiele Museum of Natural History in Gastonia, North Carolina, since 1984. Steve is currently president of the international Society of Primitive Technology, which publishes a biannual journal, The Bulletin of Primitive Technology. He is the author of many articles dealing with culture and technology, and served as a consultant on the 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment movie Cast Away. Steve has an undergraduate degree from Appalachian State University and a master's degree from Duke University.

Early Hunting Tools

An Introduction to Flintknapping

Author: Matt Gravelle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780964572706

Category: History

Page: 114

View: 6741

Early hunters and gatherers produced their own tools for hunting and butchering animals. Knives and spearpoints were made from glassy rocks such as flint and obsidian. Stones were pounded and chipped away, leaving a tool with a very sharp edge. Learn about the materials, methods, and products involved in flintknapping. This handbook defines over 60 fundamental terms, with original cartoons on each page, based on the lithic technology classes conducted by anthropologist Dr. Lee Sappington. Index and short bibliography included. Written for a general audience, this book has a good showing in stone jewelry shops, history museums, and state parks.

The Universal Tool Kit

Out of Africa to Native California

Author: Paul Douglas Campbell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780979378010

Category: History

Page: 314

View: 5551

From earliest Stone Age in Africa to 20th century California, our ancestors smashed rock to make tools. The tools from broken stones formed the most important survival kit ever invented and is surprisingly similar the world over. Elements of that kit live on today in remote corners of the globe among people close to the earth. The most important survival kit ever invented, it altered the very shape of the human species and for millions of years was truly a universal tool kit. The universal tool kit endured and accompanied man into the New World where it is strongly represented in all levels of archaeology and the ethnology of Native California. This book explores the origin, description and function of baseline stone tools and its practical applications and templates of manufacture. It also looks at stone age spear throwers and how they were used.

The Gift of Stones

Author: Jim Crace

Publisher: Anchor Canada

ISBN: 0385672403

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 4698

Crace’s second novel confirmed his status as a writer of great imagination and skill. Set at the twilight of the Stone Age, a young man elects himself the village storyteller, and hunts restlessly, far and wide, for inspiration. But the information he finds and the people he meets warn of the advent of a new age and the coming of a metal that will change their community’s life irrevocably. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Bow Builder's Book

European Bow Building from the Stone Age to Today

Author: Flemming Alrune,Wulf Hein,Jurgen Junkmanns,Boris Pantel,Holger Riesch

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764341533

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 214

View: 2420

Experienced bow builders and practical archaeologists describe the history, evolution, and construction of European style longbows in the revised second edition of this engaging book. For the beginner, clear, uncomplicated instructions are offered, including updated descriptions of construction techniques, tools, materials, and shooting styles. For more advanced bowyers there are tips on choosing wood and adhesive, and explanations of the evolution/adaptation of bow design, including precise dimensions for replicating special historic bow types, from Stone Age bows to modern laminated longbows. This book also offers comprehensive instructions on how to properly test your newly built longbow and construct arrows. This guide is ideal for the bow hunter, bowyer, and marksman looking for a new challenge.

American Flintknappers

Stone Age Art in the Age of Computers

Author: John C. Whittaker

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292757891

Category: Social Science

Page: 375

View: 697

Making arrowheads, blades, and other stone tools was once a survival skill and is still a craft practiced by thousands of flintknappers around the world. In the United States, knappers gather at regional "knap-ins" to socialize, exchange ideas and material, buy and sell both equipment and knapped art, and make stone tools in the company of others. In between these gatherings, the knapping community stays connected through newsletters and the Internet. In this book, avid knapper and professional anthropologist John Whittaker offers an insider's view of the knapping community. He explores why stone tools attract modern people and what making them means to those who pursue this art. He describes how new members are incorporated into the knapping community, how novices learn the techniques of knapping and find their roles within the group, how the community is structured, and how ethics, rules, and beliefs about knapping are developed and transmitted. He also explains how the practice of knapping relates to professional archaeology, the trade in modern replicas of stone tools, and the forgery of artifacts. Whittaker's book thus documents a fascinating subculture of American life and introduces the wider public to an ancient and still rewarding craft.

The Clan of the Cave Bear

Author: Jean M. Auel

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553381679

Category: Fiction

Page: 494

View: 7187

Ayla, an injured and orphaned child adopted by a primitive tribe, carries within her the seed and hope of humankind in this epic of survival and destiny set at the dawn of prehistory. Reprint.

Prehistoric Flintwork

Author: Chris Butler

Publisher: Tempus Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780752433400

Category: History

Page: 223

View: 1204

Describing the different way in which flint implements were used in each period they were produced

Arrowheads and Stone Artifacts

A Practical Guide for the Amateur Archaeologist

Author: C. G. Yeager

Publisher: Graphic Arts Books

ISBN: 0871089920

Category: Social Science

Page: 226

View: 8364

Acknowledged by Dr. H. M. Wormington as “very helpful for amateurs who truly care about archaeology,” the nationally recognized first edition is now revised, with a foreword written by Dr. George C. Frison, Professor Emeritus University of Wyoming and Paleoarchaeologist of the Century. This practical, down-to-earth guide for surface collectors of arrowheads and stone artifacts is designed especially for amateur archaeologists and people interested in learning how to study and collect artifacts safely and responsibly.

The Oldowan

Case Studies Into the Earliest Stone Age

Author: Kathy Diane Schick,Nicholas Patrick Toth

Publisher: Stone Age Institute Press

ISBN: 9780979227608

Category: Social Science

Page: 338

View: 4336

The earliest traces of proto-human technology emerged over 2.5 million years ago on the African continent. Called the Oldowan after the famous site of Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania, these technologies herald a major evolutionary shift in the human lineage. The Oldowan: Case Studies into the Earliest Stone Age provides a critical look at early archaeological sites and their evidence. This volume also shows how a range of probing, multidisciplinary, experimental investigations - including experimental tool-making, comparative studies of ape technologies, biomechanical analysis, and PET studies of brain activity - help us evaluate this tantalizing prehistoric evidence and appreciate its relevance to human evolution.

The Backyard Bowyer

The Beginner's Guide to Building Bows

Author: Nicholas Tomihama

Publisher: NickTomihama

ISBN: 0983248109

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 196

View: 2941

With over 300 step-by-step pictures, the Backyard Bowyer is geared for the beginning bowyer, backyard hobbyist, and anyone who has ever pondered building a wooden bow. Easy to read and follow steps go down to even the smallest detail in the design and construction of basic archery bows. Learn to craft fine wooden bows without huge investment in equipment and materials, and without being bound by location and limited workspace. Learn to construct: A classic target flat bow, an English Longbow suitable for hunting, and even your own strings and arrows for traditional and primitive archery.

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