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    Spoke at Society for American Archaeology annual conference on flakers

    For people who are interested in prehistoric artifacts, and bonafide flintknapping tools, and flintknapping technologies, I can assure you that there is equally great interest among archaeologists.

    I was recently invited to speak at the SAA annual conference. I spoke on the commonality between flakers found at Colha, and flakers that were used in many portions of North America, since the advent of the archaic era.

    Here is a photo from the conference showing the flakers.

    Also, I am including a photo of a biface experimentally made with one such flaker.

    It would appear that our understanding of New World flintknapping technologies is in its dawning infancy.

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    Here is an experimental biface which illustrates how such tools may have been used.

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    Here is a very famous anthropologist, Dr. John Clark, using a Karok flintknapping method to manufacture a large biface

    In three months of practice he is already better with the wooden punch process, than with the wooden billet process that he used for over a year.

    This comes from a study of large effigies.

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