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Flintknapping: Making and Understanding Stone Tools
by John C. Whittaker
University of Texas Press, 1994
Paper: 978-0-292-79083-4 | eISBN: 978-0-292-79255-5 | Cloth: 978-0-292-79082-7
Library of Congress Classification GN799.T6W445 1994
Dewey Decimal Classification 930.10285


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.

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