Experimental Manufacture of Wooden Implements with Tools of Flaked Stone

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Science  26 Jan 1968:
Vol. 159, Issue 3813, pp. 426-428
DOI: 10.1126/science.159.3813.426


Several contemporary archeologists recaptutring an almost-lost art by developing skill at knapping (shaping) stone artifacts by pressure and percussion. However, little is known of how these artifacts could be used. We describe three experiments in the carving of wood implments with stone tools alone, and we outline some of the problems of making and applying a do-it- yolur-self lithic tool kit.