Got my step kids into this a little I thought these were awesome pics

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September 12th, 2018, 3:50 pm #1




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September 12th, 2018, 4:01 pm #2

Thats awesome. Nice point she made there, too.
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September 12th, 2018, 11:52 pm #3

Excellent! It's nice to see kids playing with rocks instead of video games or watching tv. Could possibly be master knappers in training!
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September 14th, 2018, 1:09 am #4

that is so cool! good work! i hope i can inspire my daughter to get into knapping one day.


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September 14th, 2018, 2:13 pm #5

Get them hooked while they are still young.  
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September 16th, 2018, 9:14 pm #6

boletus wrote: Thats awesome. Nice point she made there, too.
Great! I wish I could do as good, keep it up little
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September 18th, 2018, 3:34 am #7

Love to see it!

I had my kids try it for the first time at the last knap in I attended a month or two ago.  I've been showing them some things, but this was the first time I let them hit the rock.  They are about six and eight years old now (one just turned six, other turning eight in a couple weeks).

I set an indirect tool, and had them hit it with a baton.  That was a great way to get them going, I think.  The youngest whacked me on the hand once, not surprisingly...

I also had my boy (the oldest) do some percussion flaking on a discarded bi face.  I was very surprised and pleased that he managed to take a few flakes off the platforms on it I had shown him!  Very cool.

They both had a limited attention span (of course), and I didn't hassle them when they wanted to go play something else.

I started them both in archery and atlatls by two years old, by the way...

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September 22nd, 2018, 12:55 am #8

Yep that's awesome and good to see! I'd way rather have my boy breaking rock then stuck in front of a screen all day. I love seeing the youth get involved in the old way of life. Below is a picture from this summer of my son pounding away on some rock. Believe it or not but he knows the different types like Pedernalis, Georgetown, Keokuk, novaculite, Hornstone, and of course the different types of Obsidian. They are never to young to be educated about how our ancestors lived.
Keep up the good co-parenting

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