Anita Cohen-Williams (IACAGC@ASUVM.INRE.ASU.EDU)
Wed, 7 Sep 1994 21:18:09 -0700

TOOLS (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1994). ISBN 0-292-79082-1 $49.50
(hardback); ISBN 0-292-79083-x $24.95 (paperback).

As a flintknapper, I can honestly say that I didn't learn from books, but
rather learned as I went along. I prefer the direct percussion method, but
have tried other ways as well. IMHO, the best material (and my personal
favorite) is obsidian.
My husband can make a great projectile point, while I enjoy Olduvai
choppers and scrapers. In college, when I first starting learning the skills,
I made myself a neat scraper that doubled as a pair of scissors.
While we were in Mexico in 1984, we found a worker making a scraper out
of a Coke bottle. He thought we were nuts when we took pictures of the

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