Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A workman who breaks or chips flints to desired forms.
“It took millions of years of evolution to produce the hands of a skilled flint-knapper.”
“(Soundbite of banging) JOYCE: Her flint-knapper today is Dennis Sandgathe, an archaeologist from Simon Fraser University in Canada.”
“A hat-tip to John Derbyshire who linked to this very cool YouTube video of a flint-knapper manufacturing blades from a pyramidal core using a punch technique.”
“Think of a master carpenter, or a prehistoric flint-knapper, demonstrating a particular skill to a young apprentice.”
“He was a flint-knapper, and his practiced eye assured him that this was the kind he needed, a hard, flinty, gray-brown rock with one facet fairly smooth.”
“A flint-knapper makes sharp stone flakes by striking a flint "core" with a hammerstone.”
“It took millions of years of evolution to produce the hands of a skilled flint-knapper like”
“Her flint-knapper today is Dennis Sandgathe, an archaeologist from Simon Fraser University in Canada.”
“Waters is of Cherokee and Shawnee descent, and has been a flint-knapper and bow maker for 12 years.”
“What is it about rich grave goods in a few graves that would have precluded a skilled flint-knapper from specializing and trading his excess arrow heads for a venison haunch from a particularly skilled hunter?”
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