I love flint. It is a unique stone with very unique properties. Most rocks have very limited use for humans, or at the most are simplycosmetic. Flagstone is used to line a porch or add decorative appeal to the outside of a house. Crushed gravel is used for roads. Cobbles create borders between flower gardens and the lawn.
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In the early 1990s, many computer programmers found themselves under attack by what they saw as a new threat: Microsoft Windows was entering the average household at an alarming rate, and they realized early that many lay people would soon be able to perform tasks programmers had spent years mastering. This threat was an insult to them, and it proved to be only too accurate when suddenly people could easily create their own web pages that previously took hours to program.
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The war party of the People traveledsilently but quickly through the trees. Every warrior was alert with his weapons at the ready. Early the previous morning, a messenger had arrived at their village requesting help. A large raiding party of the warlike northern Shaved Heads had been spotted near an outlying village of the People, and each man of the reinforcing war party hoped against reason that they were not too late...
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Welcome to From the Pit! This is going to be a place for PA readers to ask questions about flintknapping and ston artifacts. I will do my best to answer your questions or at least point you in the right direction. For now, let me start by posting some questions that I get all the time:
What tools do I need?
You will need at least three knapping tools: a hammer stone, a billet, and a pressure flaker.
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Aug/Sep 2014 Edition in this issue:

Making a Northern Paiute Bow and Arrow Set
By Billy Berger

Wyoming Wilderness Elk
By Mike Yancey

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