Saturday, April 18, 2009

April Meeting: Lithic technology

Members Gary Sipila, Brian Manning and Joe Mlcoch presented an absolutely fascinating, in depth lecture with demonstrations of the technologies and skills used to make lithic objects at the April meeting!

Here, Joe demonstrates, up close, the preparation of a striking platform.

Brain discusses the theories of how flakes form from the application of force and energy. Then produces one exactly as predicted!

Gary expertly masterfully lectured on the materials, processes, theories, history, trials and tribulations of making useful stone objects!

Bravo to the entire team!

They also gave us homework assignments and a bunch of handouts to study for May's meeting, which will be devoted to hands on knapping by all willing members! (Bring gloves, eye protection and Band-Aids!)

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