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Second, third, and fourth knapped points

Ringtail Cats

Second, third, and fourth knapped points

The one on the left was my second point. I got a few tips from expert knapper Ken Peek working on it with the California Knappers (http://www.primitiveways.com/California_Knappers.html). The two on the right I did alone. These are made from cobbles I collected from a stream near the Middle Fork Davis Creek obsidian mine in Modoc National Forest, CA.
I’ve mounted them on the skeleton of an Opuntia cactus I got off some ancient lava beds in New Mexico.

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My first flint-knapped arrowhead

Ringtail Cats

My first knapped point – small arrowhead percussion and pressure flaked from obsidian collected from the side of bottle rock road near Mt. Konocti, CA. My first knapped point – small arrowhead percussion and pressure flaked from obsidian collected from the side of bottle rock road near Mt. Konocti, CA.

My first knapped point – small arrowhead made from (bubbly=knappably-inferior) obsidian collected from the side of bottle rock road near Mt. Konocti, CA (photos of site in below posts). Made with the help of Dino Labiste with the California Knappers (http://www.primitiveways.com/California_Knappers.html). Arrowhead is atop a weathered obsidian specimen from the same area.

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