|1||In a few words:
Short video improvised while I asked Bernard if he could knap a few nice obsidian slabs for me so I could turn them into bifaces. Extremely fragile and razor-sharp, obsidian is a superb material, but hard to spall because of its being fragile. This here bloc has many fractures which make big spalls hard to come.
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|2||In a few words:
This is a real piece of work since this technique is definitely tricky. Out of the blue the webmaster asked me to knap a Levallois point, and without any rehearsal we shot this video. From a Levallois core I drive 3 flakes: 2 overshot side flakes and 1 recursive before I can actually knap the point off. Neanderthal men have mastered this technique for centuries, but it still is a very difficult one for most knappers[...]
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|3||In a few words:
The very first video recorded by Bernard and Cayoo. Once upon a time there were a cameraman who was commenting and a flintknapper who was saying harsh words.... A first levallois point is knapped off the core in one minute... not perfect though. A second attempt only creates a pseudo-point and the third try totally destroys the prepared platform. This kind a debitage is quite tricky and challenging.
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|5||In a few words:
One of the many method for creating a Levallois point is to drive 3 flakes off the core (one in the middle to create the hafting scar, 2 overshot flakes on the sides to create the triangular ridges), then the point itself is knocked out of the core with a single blow of a hammerstone. Because of a power outage we weren't able to complete the whole movie, but you may watch a refitting of the flakes and points...
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Fare well pal....