The key issue for many archaeological open-air museum staff wanting to learn flintknapping is access to material and access to basic skills. As part of the University of Exeter activities within the OpenArch project we have looked at practical ways to help with flintknapping skills. These have involved several phases of knapping activities.
Credits: Linda Hurcombe, Morten Kutschera, Matt Sweiton.
Morten Kutschera (facebook.com/Kutschera-Crafts-209266602464061/) worked with the University of Exeter in November 2015 and presents an interesting approach to introducing basic flintknapping skills by making a Mesolithic flake axe.