reply to post by Aleister
as to his map, my comment is from a stone age/primitive tech buff's POV and unfortunately it would be a pretty major job for my scatter gun and
easily distracted brain to update/advise etc - i will certainly return to the site (possibly many times) though so who knows, i may be able to
contribute some way in the future.. my problem though is that there are just too many things that interest me in relation to the time i have, often
leading me to flit from interest to interest depending on what seems shiniest
at any given time
i'm not part of a collecting community, though i am at times part of knapping and ancient or traditional craft/exp-arch (ish) practicing/teaching
communities and work within that environment... you are right though that wikipedia only has limited info on points/lithics etc - such folk tend to
congregate in specialist forums where the language of platforms, overshoots, hinges and FOG etc is intimidating to the new comer or outsider.
most of my links re points and primitive tech may be a little old now, and more interactive resources may be around now (yup, ats amongst other things
has been more shiny in the last year or so, and other crafts have overtaken knapping for me this past year too) but here are a few i dug out, they
contain some high level lithic porn though, be advised.
contains a wealth of pics and info on bones and material cuture, some drool worthy stone tools
are on here, i had to prevent myself from delving in or i would possibly not have finished this post
contains, amongst other things, good advice for collectors
Paleoplanet is the be all and end all of primitive skills forums. anyone with an
interest in bushcraft or learning the practical side of how our most distant ancestors built the skills that are the foundation of what we do today
should look at this - it's really experimental archaeology and deserves far more recognition.
Larry Kinsella's site has a whole heap of great stuff on it, i've only ever looked at a bit of
it, but he's an expert on the making and use of ground stone axes and plenty more beside it seems.
loads of pics of alaskan prehistoric artifacts
elfshot is blog by an experimental archaeologist re the stone tools and ancient tech of canada
and the arctic, i cant recommend it highly enough.
maybe you already know this one? the name says it all...
a fascinating exploration of a whalebone house, only a thousand years old, but a
window to much more ancient times too
up to date uber rock porn, using modern methods. no antler and hammerstones here..
expert modern knappers selling their work - really, really worth a look
also check out paleomanjim's and allergichobbit's YT channel, they have fascinating insights/demos on stone tool tech and production..... but i'm
just geeking-out now. obvs i have more links too... enjoy!