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Stone Tools

Flintknapping: Stone Tools Basics

The ancient and highly functional world of stone tools will open up to you with this introductory taster class. Understanding how rocks fracture and break is essential to creating the surface or edge you need to survive. We look at tools from hatchets and abraders for true woodworking to simple obsidian for butchering. Percussion and pressure flaking techniques are introduced, giving students hands on experience in making the iconic refined serrated edge of an arrow point.