Knapper's Quarterly Number 4, Fall 2017

Knapper's Quarterly Number 4, Fall 2017


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Knapper's Quarterly is a series of publications about "lithic reduction and the knapper" as well as for those who collect and appreciate the art of flintknapping; an ancient skill that is still practiced today by many people around the world. Knapping involves the chipping of stone or other materials to produce replicas of arrowheads, knives, and other tools. More recently, there is also a growing trend to produce forms known as eccentrics that are considered unique and magnificent works of art. This publication presents articles on a wide variety of topics related to flintknapping as well as profiles of various knappers from around the world. The articles and profiles herein are contributed by members of the knapping community, which should be of interest to knappers, collectors of chipped stone work, archaeologists, scholars, students, outdoorsmen, survivalists, jewelry makers, artists, etc.

Knapper's Quarterly Number 4, Fall 2017, includes the following articles: Understanding Kimberley Points, An Expression of Flintknapping Art in Western Australia by Michael Miller; On Learning About Aboriginal Kimberley Point Production by John Piprani; Tapping into Knapping by Robert Ratliff; Platforms, Vectors of Force, and Unique Aberrant Techniques in Specialized North American Biface Production Systems by Jack Cresson; Bas-Relief Sculpting by Brian Wood; and Building a Sapling Bow by Dan Spier. Additionally, this issue features profiles of the following knappers: Bear Carpenter from Kansas, Steve Carter from California (by Barney Desimone), Adam Lageveen from Oklahoma, Jeff Steele from Florida, and Ron Sundholm from Alabama.

Also, please feel free to checkout the previous issues of Knapper's Quarterly (No. 1, No. 2, and No. 3) - all of which are still available for purchase.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781978184756
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/18/2017
Pages: 66
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.17(d)

About the Author

PAST, INC. is a contract archaeology firm based in Los Angeles, California. We are also the publishers of Knapper's Quarterly and its associated website

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