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The Space Age Kid's Guide To The Stone Age Skill Of Flint Knapping
Making Arrowheads Out Of Rock
F. Scott Crawford
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.
- Publication Date:
- 1500628387 / 9781500628383
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 8.5" x 11"
- Full Color
- Related Categories:
- Crafts & Hobbies / Nature Crafts