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Looking for red quartzite (topic)
I'm looking to buy red quartzite cobbles or flakes suitable for knapping 3-4" points.  
Trade Blanket

tim

02/06/14 2:30 PM
Looking for red quartzite (topic)
I'm looking to buy red quartzite cobbles or flakes suitable for knapping 3-4" points.  
Flintknapping Trade Blanket/Sales Area

tim

02/06/14 2:30 PM
Re: ABO Composite Flakers (reply)
Walrus mandible pressure flakers in wood handles with sinew.  Based on Dorset Palaeoeskimo pressure flakers from the Eastern Arctic and Newfoundland and Labrador.  The wedge shaped flaker tip is scarfed in place in a shallow...
Old-Tool/Aboriginal Knapping

tim

10/10/12 3:22 PM
Re: Slate knives, pics of mine and questions? (reply)
LukeWebb wrote:Hey, check this out! Have you ever heard of the glue he mentions for hafting the slate blade? http://ffden-2.phys.uaf.e...Uluaqs/historyuluaq.htmlThat's interesting.  I've tried straight seal blood as a glue and it...
General Primitive Skills Discussion

tim

04/22/11 3:33 PM
Re: Can YOU identify these rocks? (reply)
Some of it could be a silicified slate (the greenish core, especially), but the top nodule which you made the grey points from looks like a chert to me as well as the very last photo of the brownish core. It might be on the coarse end...
Flintknapping - General Discussion

tim

04/17/11 2:46 PM
Re: Can YOU identify these rocks? (reply)
The internal flaws, fracture, and texture are all very familiar as is the outside weathering of the cortex. They probably have a similar origin and history - forming in old sea floor sedimentary rocks and now eroding out along an active...
Flintknapping - General Discussion

tim

04/17/11 12:11 AM
Re: Can YOU identify these rocks? (reply)
It looks a lot like the chert I collect in Newfoundland. Its probably all related somehow - I think we're in the same big Geologic province running down to the Appalachian Mountains. http://elfshotgallery.blo...ndland-chert-photos.html
Flintknapping - General Discussion

tim

04/16/11 10:41 PM
Re: walking pigeon toed (reply)
eskimoboy wrote:http://www.firstpeople.us...nds/Mudjikiwis-Cree.htmlI've never heard about girls being taught to walk pigeon-toed, but its interesting.  In Eskimoboy's reference above, a person's gender could be distinguished...
General Primitive Skills Discussion

tim

04/16/11 10:22 PM
Re: Slate knives, pics of mine and questions? (reply)
LukeWebb wrote:Oh, and one more thing...does anyone know a good way to rough out slate? What I did was carefully chipped it away with a hammerstone, but this causes layers to peel off back away from the edge as it doesn't knap at...
General Primitive Skills Discussion

tim

04/15/11 2:46 PM
Re: Maritime Archaic Barbed Fish Spear (reply)
Rattamahatta wrote:Wow, that is just an amazing peace of work! I love how authentic and used a "feel" the pigmentation gives to the spear. Hope you'll make more! I was also thinking, wouldn't it be worth a shot to build one with the...
Misc Primitive Weapons

tim

04/15/11 11:38 AM
Re: Maritime Archaic Barbed Fish Spear (reply)
Thanks Chris! I used a rotary tool to add the notches.  If I were to use something from the Maritime Archaic toolkit I'd probably have used a flake to incise the barbs.  The only other tool that comes to mind from this...
Misc Primitive Weapons

tim

04/14/11 3:52 PM
Maritime Archaic Barbed Fish Spear (topic)
This is a reproduction of a Maritime Archaic Indian Fish Spear based on 4400-3300 BP artifacts found at Port au Choix, Newfoundland and Labrador.  I got a lot of ideas about possible ways to assemble the prongs from posts here on...
Misc Primitive Weapons

tim

04/14/11 3:07 PM
Re: Videos: My Inderect Percussion Technique (reply)
That's pretty cool - thanks for sharing! Nice results.
Flintknapping - General Discussion

tim

04/08/11 9:24 PM
Re: Awsome Rhyolite Points (reply)
There is a geologist at Memorial University in St. John's who is doing a sourcing study on the stone using non-destructive laser ablation. There is one large rhyolite quarry in the province, and other rhyolite outcrops near the findspot...
Flintknapping - General Discussion

tim

04/06/11 6:08 PM
Re: Awsome Rhyolite Points (reply)
The local paper ran a good story on the couple who made the find today: http://www.lportepilot.ca...uple-makes-a-rare-find/1
Flintknapping - General Discussion

tim

04/06/11 4:32 PM
Re: Change Islands Cache - 32 Rhyolite Bifaces from Newfoundland and Labrador (reply)
Knapper42 wrote:Tim do any of the blades show signs of being ground? they appear fairly smooth in the pictures. jackThere's no grinding visible on any of the blades.  They're just very finely knapped on a somewhat coarse-grained...
Archaeology/Anthropology Forum

tim

03/23/11 11:24 PM
Change Islands Cache - 32 Rhyolite Bifaces from Newfoundland and Labrador (topic)
Cache of bifaces found near a Ferry Terminal on the Change Islands, Newfoundland and Labrador in September 2010.  Many more photos and story here:http://elfshotgallery.blogspot.com/2011/03/change-islands-cache.html
Archaeology/Anthropology Forum

tim

03/23/11 10:56 AM
Re: Palaeo knife?? help with ID please? (reply)
I guess it looks a little like it has a knapped edge in Picture010.jpg, but I don't really see any evidence for the stone being worked from any of the other angles. There aren't any flake scars visible where they should be if that edge...
Archaeology/Anthropology Forum

tim

03/11/11 8:52 PM
Re: quick question for the community (reply)
I don't think its one tool - I think its two 1 metre photo scales laid out in a T-formation, similar to this one: http://thearchaeologicalb...chaeological+Photo+Scale I have a colleague who uses a photo scale like the one in the...
Archaeology/Anthropology Forum

tim

03/11/11 11:24 AM
Re: Enigmatic organic artifacts from Northern Labrador (reply)
I'm glad you liked the site - thanks for checking anyhow. Tim
Archaeology/Anthropology Forum

tim

02/17/11 2:06 AM
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