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Here is a recent point I made for the University of South Alabama. Sarah Price, Archaeological Lithic Specialist for the Center of Archaeological Studies contacted me about making a few Bolen Bevels. We talked and looked through some of the specimens they collected from a site and the crasftsmanship was astounding. How did they make these tools. Were they made for utilitarian use or atlatl darts. We were able to make two specimens for the study and recently received an email for more study and knapping in January 2012. This time we will try abo!

Material is raw unaltered coastal plains from Dothan Alabama. Copper tools used to manufacture.
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One of my favorite piece of medium to work is glass. Here is a glass Ross I made this year. Just one of those beautiful pieces that stands out and always gets special attention. This was a large glass tile, 12 inches long and 8 inches wide with a thickness of 1 inch. This requires serveral different types of skills to make. We need to first create and edge, this slab work is normally rounded and squared. We use a technique called scissoring, this opens the edge up and we can then remove flakes across the blank. Its a simple procedure and normally quick, but then comes the time consuming work. After a few hours of careful flake removal, the thickness goes down to around 1/2 inch. We are trying to achieve a medium of base weight, width and thickness which for me is around 3/8 thick. Remember to always remove from the base and tip first, the longer the blank the more critical it is to follow this rule. After its "close," work the base, thinning it to a desired thickness where you are able to actually create the notches with predictibility. If you do not do this you will round it out and then its too steep to flake, that's an issue! It takes a good 3-4 hours to make one of these ross blades. Normally there is always one flake that causes me an issue, and its best just to leave them alone as character! This ross is cobalt blue and over 10 1/2 inches long. good flaking pattern and its 3/8 inch thick. Thousands of tiny edge flakes, and it turned out nice.

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