American Flintknappers: Stone Age Art in the Age of by John C. Whittaker PDF

By John C. Whittaker

ISBN-10: 0292702663

ISBN-13: 9780292702660

Making arrowheads, blades, and different stone instruments used to be a survival ability and continues to be a craft practiced by means of hundreds of thousands of flintknappers around the globe. within the usa, knappers assemble at neighborhood "knap-ins" to socialise, trade principles and fabric, purchase and promote either gear and knapped paintings, and make stone instruments within the corporation of others. In among those gatherings, the knapping group remains attached via newsletters and the Internet.

In this publication, avid knapper anthropologist John Whittaker bargains an insider's view of the knapping group. He explores why stone instruments allure glossy humans and what making them capability to those that pursue this artwork. He describes how new participants are included into the knapping group, how beginners research the options of knapping and locate their roles in the staff, how the group is dependent, and the way ethics, principles, and ideology approximately knapping are constructed and transmitted. He additionally explains how the perform of knapping pertains to specialist archaeology, the alternate in glossy replicas of stone instruments, and the forgery of artifacts. Whittaker's e-book hence records a desirable lifestyle of yankee existence and introduces the broader public to an old and nonetheless lucrative craft.

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