Well, 4 more days until my birthday… 20 years. Hmm it doesn’t seem like 20 years does it. 1992… I’m approaching my fourth year knapping also. Could it be that I started flintknapping at 16? No, not quite… I’m approaching my third year flintknapping.
Here’s one of my first posts on paleoplanet… http://paleoplanet69529.yuku.com/topic/30730/a-point-i-made-this-morning#.T1XEUCNNCYA
Aaaaah good times.
Speaking of good times, two years ago (almost to the day), my mom, sister and I made our way down to the grand canyon during spring break. It was bitterly cold in the high altitudes of northern Arizona. We had snow almost every day, but it made for some amazing photographs of the canyon. On our way back we snaked through Nevada and Oregon. In a little pseudo-ghost town known for its mean cops and their tendency to ride your ass so that you have to speed in order to avoid a collision, I found this piece of rock. It’s a form of white chert from Goldfield Nevada. Little did I know, right close to that town is some of the most amazing jasper in the world. It was given the ingenious name of “Goldfield jasper”… oh well, I guess flintknappers aren’t the most creative bunch? haha
Anyways… here’s the point that I made out of the rock. It’s like a scottsbluff, but a little stubbier. Let me know if you have a better name for it. Until then it’s the “white Goldfield Scottsbluff”