to my web site! I have been flintknapping since 1986.
I guess one can say I’ve “caught
the bug.” I grew up on a ranch in Southeastern Utah,
which is rich in antiquities. Extensive exploration of
the area fired my curiosity and gave me the inspiration
to undertake flintknapping. I must admit I’ve had
some great teachers with good information alongthe way; Dr. Bruce Bradley, Dr. Errett Callahan, Bob Patten, Gene Titmus, and
of course the ancient masters who created the wonderful
stone artifacts we admire today. I have worked locally
for two contract archaeological firms, where I performed
survey, excavation and lithic analysis. Work experience,
coupled with self study has resulted in an extensive
knowledge of stone tools. Read about my recent research trip to Denmark.
Over the years I have
flintknapped a wide variety of beautiful stones and
I appreciate them for what they are, although I am
partial to the high quality variety of brown, gray,
and tan flints. These earth tone rocks reveal the
craftsmanship far better than flashy multicolored
stones. When I look at a flint work I like to see
My specialty is edge-to-edge
pressure flaking. I have been doing edge-to-edge
work since 1991. It is a labor intensive process,
but it has its rewards. In July of 2003, I completed
a research project on the replication of the Type Ic
Neolithic Danish Dagger with edge-to-edge pressure
flaking. I presented my findings at a lithic symposium,
held August 20-24 2003, at the University of Uppsala
in Uppsala, Sweden. The symposium was sponsored by
the Societas Archaeologica of Upsaliensis and the
Department of Archaeology and Ancient History. The
paper was well received. The month prior to that,
Errett Callahan and I spent a considerable amount
of time evaluating and analyzing the original Daggers.
We collected data on Daggers at the Danish National
Museum, Copenhagen Denmark, Arkeologiska institutionen
in Lund Sweden, and the Statens Historiska Museum
in Stockholm Sweden. What a feast; hundreds of Daggers.
I got to hold them like they were my own. It was
a rare privilege.
Not only do I enjoy making
these items, I also like to use them. I have processed
numerous deer, elk, fish, and two wild Bison using
stone knife blades. I am also an avid bow hunter
and have taken a number of mule deer and elk with
stone points. In fact they work as good if not better
than the finest metal broad heads made. It is a unique
awareness to procure a stone from the Earth and convert
it to food on the table.
I am pleased to offer
my work for purchase, although most of what you see on
this site is my personal collection. If you see a
particular piece you like, let me know and I can
make a custom order. All of my work is signed and dated. In addition I will periodically
post various items for sale. Thank you for visiting
my web site and I look forward to hearing from you.
***DVD FOR SALE*** See the "Items for Sale" button for details!
Also Flintknapping 101 was such a resounding success that it will be offered again in Spring 2007! See "Items for Sale" button for details.
Greg Nunn – Paleo
HC 64 Box 2107
Castle Valley, Utah 84532