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American Flintknappers: Stone Age Art in the Age of Computers

Whittaker, John C.

Editore: University of Texas Press, 2004
ISBN 10: 0292702663 / ISBN 13: 9780292702660
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Titolo: American Flintknappers: Stone Age Art in the...

Casa editrice: University of Texas Press

Data di pubblicazione: 2004

Legatura: Soft cover

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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 1. Introduction: Coming to the Knap-in; 2. Making Stone Tools: The World's Oldest Craft; 3. From Fakes and Experiments to Knap-ins: The Roots of Modern Flintknapping; 4. The Knap-in: People and Organization; 5. Knappers at the Knap-in 6. Status and Stones; 7. Art, Craft, or Reproduction: Knapper Esthetics; 8. Can't Never Have Too Much Flint: The Lore of Stone; 9. Modern Stone Age Economics; 10. Knappers, Collectors, Archaeologists: Ethics and Conflicts; 11. Silicon and Society. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_new_0292702663

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Making arrowheads, blades, and other stone tools was once a survival skill and is still a craft practiced by thousands of flintknappers around the world. In the United States, knappers gather at regional "knap-ins" to socialize, exchange ideas and material, buy and sell both equipment and knapped art, and make stone tools in the company of others. In between these gatherings, the knapping community stays connected through newsletters and the Internet.

In this book, avid knapper and professional anthropologist John Whittaker offers an insider's view of the knapping community. He explores why stone tools attract modern people and what making them means to those who pursue this art. He describes how new members are incorporated into the knapping community, how novices learn the techniques of knapping and find their roles within the group, how the community is structured, and how ethics, rules, and beliefs about knapping are developed and transmitted. He also explains how the practice of knapping relates to professional archaeology, the trade in modern replicas of stone tools, and the forgery of artifacts. Whittaker's book thus documents a fascinating subculture of American life and introduces the wider public to an ancient and still rewarding craft.

L'autore: JOHN C. WHITTAKER is Professor of Anthropology at Grinnell College in Iowa.

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