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EDUCATIONAL MATERIALSPRIMITIVE TECHNOLOGYARCHAEOLOGYHISTORYSETS AND DISPLAYS

 
   
The below educational items have been developed and knapped by Dr. "Arizona" to assist educators in presenting the Art of Flintknapping to any age group.   They are perfect for classes in Archaeology, Anthropology, and Ancient History.   Likewise, they can be used as important components in Interpretive Museum displays.   Also see the  Teaching and Study Kits  which include many of the items described below.
   
COMPARATIVE COLLECTIONSSTUDY KITSSPECIALIZED IDENTIFIED FLAKES

 
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ANATOMY OF A FLAKE

This item is a reproducible educational sheet outlining the various name "anatomical" attributes visible upon a percussion flake.   Attached is an Obsidian or CCS Flake which displays all these classic attributes.   This is one of our most popular education tools, especially when combined with the Conchoidal Card.   Newly also available are sets of Illustrative Flakes that can be used for in-class testing.

Obsidian Flake - Item #EK001A:   $3.00

CCS Flake - Item #EK001B:   $5.00

Set of Ten Anatomy Illustrative Obsidian Flakes
Item #EK001C:   $20.00

Set of Ten Anatomy Illustrative CCS Flakes
Item #EK001D:   $40.00

Card with No Example
Item #EK001E:   $1.50

CONCHOIDAL FRACTURE CARD

A laminated reproducible education sheet, complete with drawings, describing Conchoidal Fracturing and explaining why only certain materials can be successfully flintknapped.   Available options add an example of either an Obsidian or CCS Hertzian Cone - the classic result of the process of Conchoidal Fracturing.

Item #EK011A:   $1.50

With Obsidian Hertzian Cone
Item #EK011B:   $16.00

With CCS Hertzian Cone
Item #EK011C:   $21.00

Item #EK001 - Anatomy of a Flake

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FLAKE DIRECTION
WORKSHEET

This worksheet is a reproducible educational sheet, complete with drawings, which shows how the force of a percussion blow follows the ridges on a core.   It comes with a bag of flakes which can be used to demonstate or test comprehension of this principle.   Packages of test flakes are also available for use in the classroom.

Obsidian Version - Item #EK0014A:   $3.00

CCS Version - Item #EK014B:   $5.00

Ten Obsidian Test Packages
Item #EK014C:   $20.00

Ten CCS Test Packages
Item #EK014D:   $30.00

Worksheet with No Examples
Item #EK014E:   $1.50

PRESSURE FLAKING
SCARING EXAMPLE

This is a percussion flake, either obsidian or CCS, which has been pressure flaked along only one side so that the student can easily see the scaring result.   The flake has been attatched to a laminated card which includes an explanatory write-up.   Also available are classroom sets of examples.

Obsidian Version - Item #EK013A:   $2.00

CCS Version - Item #EK013B:   $4.00

Set of Ten Obsidian Examples
Item #EK013C:   $10.00

Set of Ten CCS Examples
Item #EK013D:   $30.00

 

 

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MATERIAL TYPE CARDS

ITEM #EK002

Small flakes of lithic technology materials, each in their own individual bag, attached to a descriptive reproducible card.   The text covers both the attributes of the material involved and their technological uses in various cultures.   Currently available Varieties include:  Obsidian, Steatite, Basalt, Flint, Chert, Agate, Chalcedony, Jasper, Slate, Quartzite, Sandstone, and Petrified Wood.   Available in different quantities for giving out after a talk or for sales in a museum gift shop.

Set of Twelve Cards  (Item #EK002):   $5.00

Individual Card  (Item #EK002):   $.50

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Twenty Cards  (Item #EK002):   $9.00

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Fifty Cards  (Item #EK002):   $21.00
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Hundred Cards  (Item #EK002):   $40.00
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Item #EK002A - Obsidian Material Type Card

 

 

FLINTKNAPPABLE MATERIAL TYPES SAMPLER DISPLAY

ITEM #EK003:   $25.00

Sorted and labeled small samples of several varieties of stone used in Flintknapping placed within a Riker Mount Display.   Perfect for use in the classroom.

 

Item #EK003 - Flintknappable Material Types Sampler Display


 
 
 
 
 

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OBSIDIAN SAMPLER

Item #EK016:   $12.00

A collection of flakes of the different types or colors of Obsidian  -  Opaque Black, Transparent, Striped, Grey, Red/Black/Clear, Mahogany, and Green.   Each flake has been edged to remove the sharp edge and placed in a plastic bag.   Comes with a reproducible information card about Obsidian.   This sheet is excellent for use to show your students that Obsidian is more than just Black.   (The higher price is due to the rarity of green obsidian).

HEAT TREATMENT EXAMPLE

Item #EK017:   $17.00

This educational card explains the principle of heat-treatment with examples of chert both before and after being heat-treated.   Basic instructions on how to heat-treat flintknappable materials are included.

Item #EK017 - Heat Treatment Example

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Item #EK012 - Basic Flake Display
BASIC FLAKE DISPLAY

Pressure, Notching, Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Percussion Flakes all labeled within a Riker Mount for classroom teaching or museum display.   Comes with a reproducible interpretive sheet describing these basic flake types.

Obsidian  -  Item #EK012A:   $15.00

CCS  -  Item #EK012B:   $25.00

Basalt  -  Item #EK012C:   $30.00

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PERCUSSION BIFACE REDUCTION STAGES DISPLAY

A 2" to 3" Percussion Biface with Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Percussion Flake Debitage from its manufacture.   A hammerstone was utilized in production.   Displayed in a Labeled Riker Mount.

Obsidian Version - ITEM #EK004A:   $35.00

CCS Version - Item #EK004B:   $50.00

Item #EK004 - Percussion Biface Reduction Sequence

 

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Item #EK005 - Arrowhead Reduction Sequence
ARROWHEAD REDUCTION
SEQUENCE DISPLAY

ITEM #EK005

Displayed in a Riker Mount are four stages of Arrowhead manufacture with associated debitage pieces:  Initial Flake, Percussion Preform, Pressure Flaked Preform, and Notched Final Product.   Options include either Obsidian, CCS or Brown Glass Source Material.   This is our most popular educational item for all class levels.

A.   Obsidian:   $45.00
B.   CCS:   $65.00
C.   Brown Glass:   $35.00

 

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ARROWHEAD REDUCTION SEQUENCE FROM CORE DISPLAY

Displayed in a labeled Riker Mount are the stages of arrowhead manufacture from an Obsidian Core.   Included are:   Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Percussion Flakes, a Percussion Preform, a Pressure Flaked Preform, Pressure Flakes, Notching Flakes, and the Notched Final Product.

Obsidian Version  -  Item #EK010A:   $50.00

CCS Version  -  Item #EK010B:   $70.00

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PUZZLE CORE

A small stone core along with the flakes and core fragments that have been knapped off it.   Average of five flakes/fragments per core.   Teachers can have the core put back together by their students to demonstrate to them the principals behind how a core is reduced.   CAUTION -  there may be many sharp edges and several small fragments.

Obsidian  -  Item #EK018A:   $25.00

Flint  -  Item #EK018B:   $45.00

Basalt  -  Item #EK018C:   $55.00

Item #EK018A - Obsidian Puzzle Core

 

 

 

 

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OBSIDIAN HYDRATION EXAMPLES

Item #EK019:   $15.00

This card has three obsidian flake examples of Hydration: one with no hydration, one with the original hydration rind, and one with some hydration on the flaked surface.   Also comes with a write-up explaining the natural process of hydration and its potential as a dating technique.

ANATOMY OF A
PROJECTILE POINT CARD

Item #EK020A:   $1.50

A laminated reproducible card with drawings of some standard projectile point types, labeling various features and explaining terminology.   This card was a direct response to requests for terminology explanation.

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