Stopping by the Bois D'Arc Knap-in recently I got to see some remarkable works of art and a few natural wonders as well. My friend Regan showed my a little treat he discovered in a Burlington Chert core he was reducing to make some stone tools. There was obviously a band of crystals crossing the … Continue reading A Happy Accident
Back to the beginnings. Larry Kinsella is a great flint knapper and an all-around talented guy who, amongst other things, recreates stone-age technologies from his home near Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site (one of the great cities of the prehistoric world) in Illinois. Back in 2008, Larry, prompted by Tim Baumann, created a great lithic … Continue reading Making Tools
Some mighty fine heat-treated biface preforms ready for general use or to be made into something a little more refined. Source material from the St. Louis area, Burlington chert. Thanks Larry!