We are very happy to announce that both the Summer 2015 and Winter 2016 issues of Knapper’s Quarterly are now available for purchase at www.knappersquarterly.com
. The issues of this publication are available as downloadable PDF files or they can be ordered in a printed softcover book format. For more information, please visit www.knappersquarterly.com
PAST, INC. is very proud to announce that we have started a new website for the knapping community at www.knappersquarterly.com
. This site is dedicated to the ancient art of knapping (the shaping of conchoidal fracturing stone such as flint, chert, obsidian, basalt, quartzite, etc. as well as other suitable materials [such as glass] by the process of reduction to create various stone tools, knives, and points). More recently, there is a growing trend in the field to knap materials into objects of art (eccentrics) and jewelry. While chipped stone tool production originated some 2.6 million years ago by early humans to more efficiently cope with their environment, the modern art of knapping is enjoyed today by experimental archaeologists, hobbyists, outdoorsmen, and artists alike.
In February 2003, Pacific Archaeological Sciences Team reorganized its business structure to become PAST, INC., a California Corporation