Ian Thompson

Flintknapping

Ian Thompson, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Choctaw nation of Oklahoma, is an experienced flintknapper. He describes the practice as an indigenous art form. Using a stone with high silica content, flintknappers chip away at the rock until it is transformed into a sharp-edged cutting tool. Archaeologists learn a lot about past people when they uncover these bits of ancient technology.

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