However, some are just as dedicated scholars in their way as any academic archaeologist. Whittaker's book is the product of 10 years of study an participation in knap-ins and conversations with flintknappers, which he admits was "a convenient academic excuse to have some weekend fun. Whittaker University of Texas Press , Flintknapping is the art of shaping rocks into arrowheads, knives, or other prehistoric tools.
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American Flintknappers Most knappers know full well that their craft has little practical application in today's world; it is a craft performed for its own sake. Knappers find beauty and inspiration in stone, in prehistoric artifacts, and in the knapped art they make.
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