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

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

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by Robert Turner
 

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A guide to an essential skill of our prehistoric ancestors

Flint 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

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A guide to an essential skill of our prehistoric ancestors

Flint 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.

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Library Journal
10/15/2013
Flint knapping is the process of shaping stone by hand into an edged tool, such as an Indian arrowhead or a flint blade. Turner, flint knapping expert and instructor at Sussex University in England, introduces the creation and history of these prehistoric tools. This British import shows some general knapping techniques, but the black-and-white line drawings are small and pixelated. The organization is not linear and meanders between history and instruction. While there is a small gallery of color photos, there are none where it really matters, particularly for stone and material identification. VERDICT There are no step-by-step or detailed illustrations to assist the beginner, and the focus on history crowds out instruction. Sadly, Turner's book does not live up to its promise. For a better selection, try Monte Burch's Making Native American Hunting, Fighting, and Survival Tools.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780752488745
Publisher:
The History Press
Publication date:
09/01/2013
Pages:
168
Sales rank:
713,161
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Robert Turner teaches flint knapping at museums and universities. He works for a number of archaeological societies.

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