Re: Flint knapping

David DeGusta (degusta@UCLINK.BERKELEY.EDU)
Wed, 7 Sep 1994 22:57:59 -0800

>On Wed, 7 Sep 1994, Michael Bauser wrote:
> I'm curious about how long it takes to learn to knap, how long it
>takes to become an expert ...

For general knapping work, look at Nick Toth's publications, as well as
those of Kathy Schick. For a more ethnographic perspective, check out "The
Last Stone Axe Makers" by Toth, Clark, and Ligabue, Scientific American,
July 1992, 267 (1): 88-93.

David DeGusta
Department of Anthropology
University of California, Berkeley