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Artifact Project:
      Tools & Toolmaking

Visual Guides

Remember you will need either a Pinterest account or a Facebook account to view the visual guides.


Many tools are shown in our Anthropology Visual Guides in their respective cultures/countries. Since most of these are pinned from museums and archives if you click again on the image it will send you to that collection where you can search further for items that are similar.  Make sure to check out the Tools and Crafts board which pins techniques for many kinds of tool making.


Archaeology and apprenticeship / Wendrich.  Ebook Central - information about teaching the craft of toolmaking in many kinds of early societies

Practicing primitive: a handbook of aboriginal skills / Watts.  680.8987 WATTS 2004

Primitave technology: a book of earth skills / Wescott  680.8997 PRIMITI EARTH

Primitive technology II: ancestral skills / Wescott.   680.8997 PRIMITI ANCESTR 

Primitive tools: making and using them / McPherson  The Internet Archive 

Flint Knapping

American flintnappers: stone age art in the age of computers / Whittaker   Ebook Central

The art of flint knapping / Waldorf.  The Internet Archive

Designing experimental research in archaeology; examining technology through production and use / Ferguson.  Ebook Central  

Pushing the envelope: experimental directions in the archaeology of stone tools / Ferguson.  Ebook Central