pressure flaking

pressure flaking
a method of manufacturing a flint tool by pressing flakes from a stone core with a pointed implement, usually of wood tipped with antler or copper.

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  • pressure flaking — noun Etymology: flaking from gerund of flake : the shaping of a stone implement by pressing off flakes with a pointed stick or bone compare percussion flaking * * * a method of manufacturing a flint tool by pressing flakes from a stone core with… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pressure flak|ing — «FLAY kihng», a flaking of flint tools by applying pressure with a hard point …   Useful english dictionary

  • percussion flaking — noun : the shaping of a stone implement by striking or chipping off flakes with another stone or a piece of wood, bone, or antler compare pressure flaking * * * a method of forming a flint tool by striking flakes from a stone core with another… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lithic reduction — The Levallois technique of flint knapping Lithic reduction involves the use of a hard hammer precursor, such as a hammerstone, a soft hammer fabricator (made of wood, bone or antler), or a wood or antler punch to detach lithic flakes from a lump… …   Wikipedia

  • hand tool — any tool or implement designed for manual operation. * * * Introduction  any of the implements used by craftsmen in manual operations, such as chopping, chiseling, sawing, filing, or forging. Complementary tools, often needed as auxiliaries to… …   Universalium

  • flake tool — a Paleolithic or later stone tool made from a flake struck from a larger core. [1945 50] * * * Stone Age devices, usually flint (see chert and flint), shaped by flaking off small particles or by breaking off a large flake to use as a tool.… …   Universalium

  • Knapping — A knapper is a person who shapes flint, chert, obsidian or other stone through the process of knapping or lithic reduction to manufacture stone tools, strikers for flintlock firearms, or to produce flat faced stones for building or facing walls,… …   Wikipedia

  • Clovis point — A Clovis projectile point created using bifacial percussion flaking (that is, each face is flaked on both edges alternatively with a percussor) Image courtesy of the Virginia Dept. of Historic Resources. Clovis points are the characteristically… …   Wikipedia

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  • Technology — By the mid 20th century, humans had achieved a mastery of technology sufficient to leave the atmosphere of the Earth for the first time and explore space. Technology …   Wikipedia

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