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by John C. Whittaker

Author: John C. Whittaker
Subcategory: Crafts & Hobbies
Language: English
Publisher: University of Texas Press; n edition (May 1, 2004)
Pages: 375 pages
Category: Hobbies and Home
Rating: 4.7
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John C. Whittaker never fails to capture the essence of scientifically studying modern day flint-knapping. This new book is a progression from his 1994 work on how to make stone tools

John C. This new book is a progression from his 1994 work on how to make stone tools. It is a leap forward in a fascinating area of archaeology and anthropology, especially when there is a growing concern for the depletion of silicate resources.

American Flintknappers book. In between these Making arrowheads, blades, and other stone tools was once a survival skill and is still a craft practiced by thousands of flintknappers around the world.

In this book, avid knapper and professional anthropologist John Whittaker offers an insider's view of the knapping community. He explores why stone tools attract modern people and what making them means to those who pursue this art. He describes how new members are incorporated into the knapping community, how novices learn the techniques of knapping and find their roles within the group, how the community is structured, and how ethics, rules, and beliefs about knapping are developed and transmitted

John Charles Whittaker (born September 6, 1953) is an American . 2004: American Flintknappers: Stone Age Art in the Age of Computers. a b c "John Whittaker - Cirriculum Vitae".

John Charles Whittaker (born September 6, 1953) is an American archaeologist and professor at Grinnell College. His 1994 book, Flintknapping: Making and Understanding Stone Tools, is a guide to the practice of lithic reduction for academics and hobbyists, covering the history, mechanics, and techniques of flintknapping. Whittaker has also investigated atlatls, or spear-throwers.

Whittaker's American Flintknappers will be an important resource for students of modern replication studies. This publication not only presents information on modern non-academic flintknappers, it also addresses issues of interest to anyone studying folk technologies in general. -The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute "This is a superb book, authored by one of the only people with both the anthropological background and the connections in the world of contemporary flintknapping to write it.

Avid knapper and professional anthropologist John Whittaker offers an insider's view of the knapping community. Knappers find beauty and inspiration in stone, in prehistoric artifacts, and in the knapped art they make

Avid knapper and professional anthropologist John Whittaker offers an insider's view of the knapping community. Knappers find beauty and inspiration in stone, in prehistoric artifacts, and in the knapped art they make. Knappers refer constantly to knapping as art, and non-knappers also recognize the esthetic qualities of stonework. The esthetics of knapping will be discussed at length in Chapter 7.

Request PDF On Jan 1, 2005, Cozette Griffin-Kremer and others published American Flintknappers. Presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Liberal Studies in Humanities. -Hollins University, 2003. American Flintknappers: Stone Age Art in the Age of Computers by John C. Whittaker. January 2005 · Lithic Technology.

Title: American Flintknappers Author: Whittaker, John C. Publisher: Univ of Texas Pr Publication Date: 2004/04/01 Number of Pages: Binding Type: PAPERBACK Library of Congress: 2003017053 American Flintknappers. Publisher: Univ of Texas Pr Publication Date: 2004/04/01 Number of Pages: Binding Type: PAPERBACK Library of Congress: 2003017053 American Flintknappers: Stone Age Art in the Age of Computers. Electrode, Comp-556358623, ralus-4, ENV-prod-a, PROF-PROD, VER-30. 3, b900, 5610aed2df1, Generated: Sun, 10 Nov 2019 16:06:04 GMT.

Making arrowheads, blades, and other stone tools was once a survival skill and is still a craft practiced by thousands of flintknappers around the world. In the United States, knappers gather at regional "knap-ins" to socialize, exchange ideas and material, buy and sell both equipment and knapped art, and make stone tools in the company of others. In between these gatherings, the knapping community stays connected through newsletters and the Internet.

In this book, avid knapper and professional anthropologist John Whittaker offers an insider's view of the knapping community. He explores why stone tools attract modern people and what making them means to those who pursue this art. He describes how new members are incorporated into the knapping community, how novices learn the techniques of knapping and find their roles within the group, how the community is structured, and how ethics, rules, and beliefs about knapping are developed and transmitted. He also explains how the practice of knapping relates to professional archaeology, the trade in modern replicas of stone tools, and the forgery of artifacts. Whittaker's book thus documents a fascinating subculture of American life and introduces the wider public to an ancient and still rewarding craft.