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Making Stone Tools - My Adventures in Obsidian Knapping

KNAPPING is the process of making stone tools, also called lithics. The process is technically referred to as lithic reduction. In lithic reduction, a person uses… 275 more words

Archaeology

Battling the Water Table

I mentioned previously the surprise occupation located 185cm below the surface, it turned out to be a rather good occupation level with ample bones and artifacts. 633 more words

Hard labour among clay and cobbles

Every job has its routines and over the past few days ours has involved intensive use of spades, trowels, handpicks and dustpans. An air of determined concentration descended at the expense of small talk. 649 more words

Working On Sites

PHOTOS: Holy Filth, A Traitor's Pact, Capture the Sun, Ruin, and Stone Tools

Last night, we made so many trips between Geno’s and Empire, the sidewalks are probably rutted like the Appian Way.

Between two simultaneous events, we managed to catch… 129 more words

Shows

Snow falling on Burnley

Especially on the Towneley Hall museum, where I went yesterday to look at finds from the Early Bronze Age ring cairn at Moseley Height, near Cliviger. 543 more words

Archaeology

Competing shows offer Capture the Sun, Holy Filth, Ruin, Stone Tools and more tonight

Seven bands. Two venues. One evening.

That’s the cruel calculus tonight when competing shows round out an unusually heavy week in Portland.

At Geno’s, a reconfigured… 865 more words

Shows

Getting to the point: Current debates on experimental research into Stone Age armatures

Three recent publications in the Journal of Archaeological Science provide a background to the current state of debate surrounding experimental research on Stone Age armatures (Rots & Plisson 2013; Lazuén 2014; Wilkins… 1,351 more words

Experiments