Monday, April 09, 2007

YouTube goes experimental archaeology
Came across this video of some guy knapping a substantial chunk of flint/chert into a bunch of good sized blades using a horn core and an hammerstone. The technique is interesting; I'd never seen indirect percussion used like that before (with the antler held on his knees).

Doesn't appear to be any information about who made it, who the knapper is, or why it was done though.