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Flint Knapping : a Guide to Making Your Own Stone Age Tool Kit.

Author: Robert Turner
Publisher: Stroud : The History Press, 2013.
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Flint knapping was one of the primary skills for survival for 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.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Turner, Robert.
Flint Knapping : A Guide to Making Your Own Stone Age Tool Kit.
Stroud : The History Press, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Turner
ISBN: 9780752492810 0752492810
OCLC Number: 852756323
Description: 1 online resource (257 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; An Introduction to Knapping; 1 Understanding Which Rocks to Use; 2 The Conchoidal Fracture or How Knapping Works; 3 How to Get Started and the Tools you Will Need; 4 Making a Hand Axe; 5 Making a Blade Core; 6 The History of Knapping; 7 Metal and Modern Tools; 8 Pressure Flaking; 9 Another Viewpoint on Starting to Flint Knap; 10 A Further Look at How you Hit Rocks: The Levallois Reduction; 11 A Core Tool and a Blade Tool; 12 Let's Make a Thin Biface; 13 Let's Make an Arrowhead; 14 An Introduction to American Knapping. 15 American Time Periods and Types of Points16 Is There a Connection Between European and American Knapping?; 17 UK Flint Mines and USA Flint Mines; 18 Let's Make an American Point; 19 Further Knapping Techniques (Heat-Treating); 20 Summing It All Up; 21 Illustrating Your Flints; Bibliography; Glossary of Terms; Plate Section; Copyright; Advert.

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Flint knapping was one of the primary skills for survival for 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.

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