Browsing All posts tagged under »flintknapping«

Throwing Spear – Part 1

January 4, 2010

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Instead of writing another huge post, I’m going to cut this one into several pieces which will be posted throughout the week.  This may turn out to be a better format in general. IN THIS POST: I’ll introduce the purpose and scope of the current discussion.  I’ll also introduce some concepts that will help with […]

Plant, Animal, and Stone

November 24, 2009

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Did you miss me?  So did I.  In this post, I’ll talk about the museum I visited the weekend before last and about flintknapping. As I said, the weekend was a lot of fun.  My father took me to visit the Connecticut Museum of Mining & Mineral Science in Kent, CT.  There a man named […]

Miscellaneous Update

November 15, 2009

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Greetings! I had a good weekend.  🙂 But, once again, the full report will not be immediate.  I have to admit, this month is proving to be overwhelming.  There’s a lot going on in addition to my first month of Grok Project.  But I foresee getting the hang of the project (insomuch as that is […]

In Connecticut

November 13, 2009

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Here I am in Connecticut!  This promises to be a wet weekend, so attempt #1 of fire-making may have to be postponed.  But I’m on track to learn flintknapping with John Pawloski tomorrow.  I will, of course, let you all know how it goes. Thank you for reading.  🙂

An Interesting Twist

November 11, 2009

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IN THIS POST: Theory and practice of twisted rope and how I spent my weekend. Much of paleolithic technology is about simple mechanics.  To many people, the word “mechanics” refers to machinery the likes of which one does not see in a paleolithic culture.  But to a physicist, mechanics is just the way various materials […]

Paper Mill Hill

November 6, 2009

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Can anyone tell me where Paper Mill Hill in Peabody, MA is, specifically?  Is it on someone’s private property?  According to http://www.mindat.org/loc-33589.html it seems there is some chert (flint) to be found there.  The first challenge of making stone tools is to find the right rocks to work with!  If I can’t find a natural […]