Flintknapping: Making and Understanding Stone Tools

by John C. Whittaker

Paperback, 1993

Status

Available

Call number

GN799 .T6

Publication

University of Texas Press (1993), Edition: 1, 352 pages

Description

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.… (more)

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

9.26 x 0.8 inches

ISBN

9780292790834

Barcode

34662002001068
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