Experimental knapping

I have participated at the Northern Knap In at Manchester Museum, on 19 November 2014. There, I learned to reproduce some of the artefacts that I have being studying of late.

Here are some videos, a collection of pictures and a few audio recordings. Spot the Stone Age rhythm!

Video 1

Workshop at its height.

Video 2

Myself at work, producing flakes and blades.

Knapping pictures




Audio 1

Audio from the event. Note that the knapping sound becomes rhythmic early on, despite the presence of one master knapper and first-timers. It appeared to me as if people attempted to imitate the operation by attempting to produce the same sound.

Audio 2

Audio from the event, with multiple sound, and some grinding at the end.