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Different Strokes for Different Folks. Possible Reasons for Variation in Quality of Knapping

Olausson, Deborah LU (1998) In Lithic Technology 23(2). p.115-90
Abstract
The article describes the results of a survey of contemporary flintknappers. the aim of the survey was to investigate whether it was possible to identify inherent qualities in knappers which would indicate that some individuals possess an inherent ability or talent for knapping. Control over such individuals would provide a means of enhancing one's status through well-made knapped objects. It is argued that most members of a stone age society would have been capable of ordinary knapping. However, there are elements of natural aptitude whch enabled certain individuals to excel at flintknapping so that they were able to create objects of exceptions size and beaury.
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flintknappers, skill, flintknapping
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Lithic Technology
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23
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2
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115 - 90
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Department of Antrhropology, University of Tulsa
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0197-7261
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Handmade. Crafting and social strategies in the Scandinavian Neolithic
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English
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  title        = {Different Strokes for Different Folks. Possible Reasons for Variation in Quality of Knapping},
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