|Success; The Biface.|
|Jeans, goggles, close-toed shoes, leather pads. Appropriate protective gear for a roomful of knappers.|
|Boxes of tools and stone|
Neolithics sent 100lbs of excellent rock and even snuck in a few pieces of mahogany and silver sheen with the black cores to keep things interesting. We had a healthy number of minor cuts and slivers, but no real gushers. We lost track of the bandaids after the first 12. I was wearing one myself, from unpacking my tools earlier in the day, but my biggest loss was a nice little diorite hammerstone that split in two on me during the very first strike. It was that very first "big impact" flake removal to crack off a hard hammer flake and show how easy and predictable the process is, so of course the core stayed in one piece and my hammerstone fell apart in my hand. I need to go bandaid shopping and hammerstone hunting before tomorrow night.
|A human made this.|
Thanks again to MUNArch for sponsoring this and supplying the rock and handling all the registration and organization. I'm really impressed with the current batch of archaeology students at MUN, I can't remember ever seeing MUNArch so organized and active.
|It doesn't take long to go through a box of cores.|
|Bifaces and unifaces|