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The Art of Making Stone Tools
by Paul Hellweg
Recommended by Tamarack Song

      This book is a complete "how to" book on the manufacture of arrowheads and other stone tools. This book contains everything the beginner needs to know to make his or her own stone arrowheads, spearheads, knives, axes, hammers, mortar/pestle sets, and related artifacts. All information is presented in an easily understood stop by step format, and understanding is further enhanced by the effective use of numerous illustrations.A concise primer for pressure flaking arrowheads and pecking-and-grinding axes, hammers, and food grinding tools. Covers raw materials, tools, advanced techniques and hafting (mounting). Paperback, 111 pages. Canyon Publishing Company. 1984. ISBN: 0942568052.

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Making and Understanding Stone Tools
by John Whittaker
Recommended by Tamarack Song

      Flintknapping, the making of stone tools, is an ancient craft enjoying a resurgence of interest among both amateur and professional students of prehistoric cultures. In this new guide, John Whittaker offers the most detailed handbook on flintknapping currently available and the only one written from the archaeological perspective of interpreting stone tools as well as archaeological perspective of interperting stone tools as well as making them.

      Flintknapping contains detailed, practical information on making stone tools. Whittaker starts at the beginner level and progresses to discussion of a wide range of techniques. He includes information on necessary tools and materials, as well as step-by-step instructions for making several basic stone tool types. Numerous diagrams allow the read to visualize the flintknapping process, and drawings of many stone tools illustrate the discussions and serve as models for beginning knappers.

      The arrowhead bible; covers the ground of the above book in greater detail, along with chapters on flint knapping history, how stone tools changed through time and using stone tools. Paperback, 341 pages.

      "This is the best, most thorough summary available on flaked stone technology. The book skillfully blends instruction on how to make stone tools with information on how to interpret flaked stone artifacts." - Denis Gilpin, Northern Arizona Archaeology Society Newsletter

      "Whittaker presents this information at a level that will be readable by non-anthropologists as well as specialists in the field...far superior to anything currently available." - James C. Woods, director, The Herrett Museum, College of Southern Idaho.

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See also Flintknapping Books and Videos by D.C. Waldorf and Friends
Breaking Rock I & II with John McPherson
Arrows from the Stone Age with Brian James

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