GALLERY
OF
ARCHAEOLOGY
 

NOTE:

    DUE TO THE NEED FOR SEVERAL MAINTENANCE PROJECTS HERE, I WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING ORDERS BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 15. I SHOULD HAVE THINGS FINISHED AND BE TAKING ORDERS AGAIN ABOUT NOVEMBER 28. Pete Bostrom

   THIS MONTH---THE STONE SPHERES OF COSTA RICA PLUS A CAST OF A NORTHERN SIDE-NOTCHED POINT FROM THE DeMoss SITE IN IDAHO.

Removing a mastodon tusk from clear Florida waters.
PICTURE CREDITS
FLORIDA DEPT. OF STATE BUREAU OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH,DR. JIM DUNBAR &
ARCHAEOLOGICAL LABORATORY, CENTER FOR WESTERN STUDIES, AUGUSTANA COLLEGE

    Beginning in the early 1970's I've seen and handled a large number of prehistoric stone artifacts from all over the world through various casting and photographic projects. Some of them have stood out as being especially important, or exhibiting a high degree of the craftsmen's skill or they may have shown some type of special uniqueness. In the "Gallery Of Archaeology" I will illustrate some of the things that keep me interested in this subject---------------The Stone Age lasted for millions of years which represents almost all the time that humans have been using tools. It's literally a technology that has shaped the world!

Peter A. Bostrom

Oldowan flake tool.
IT ALL STARTED
WITH A SIMPLE FLAKE!

THIS EXAMPLE FROM OLDUVAI GORGE, TANZANIA
MADE BY HOMO HABILIS 2 MILLION YEARS AGO

UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, DEPT. OF ANTHROPOLOGY COLLECTION

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NEW BOOK
"MASTERPIECES OF
MODERN LITHIC ART"
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COPYRIGHT NOVEMBER 18, 2014 PETER A. BOSTROM
Tom Onken holding Masterpieces Of Modern Lithic Art, book.
TOM ONKEN, OF THE LITHIC ARTISTS GUILD, WITH NEW BOOK
"MASTERPIECES OF MODERN LITHIC ART"

Abstract image from Masterpieces Of Modern Lithic Art.

ABSTRACT
NEW BOOK
"MASTERPIECES OF MODERN LITHIC ART"

    This article illustrates and describes a new book called "Masterpieces Of Modern Lithic Art." This hard cover book is considered the best publication to date for this type of art. It illustrates some of the most skillfully crafted flint knapped art that has been made in recent years. The book was printed by Tom Onken and the Lithic Artists Guild in the summer of 2014. Twenty six different flint knappers are represented in "Masterpieces Of Modern Lithic Art."

ORDERING INFORMATION FOR:
"MASTERPIECES OF MODERN LITHIC ART"

       This book can be ordered from:
LITHIC ARTISTS GUILD
PO BOX 63
PELLA, IA 50219

   "Masterpieces Of Lithic Art" is a hard cover book that contains 208 pages that are printed on high quality paper. The cost of the book is $100. plus $15. for shipping. It's shipped by Priority Mail and insured. Payment can be made by check or Money Order or you can go to the lithicartistsguild.com web site and order by Credit Card or PayPal.

    "I just received and read the Masterpieces Of Modern Lithic Art proof copy, all I can say is WOW! This book is full of the best modern flintknapping and lithic art has to offer in the world! If you appreciate great works of art as I do, this is a must buy."--------2014, Ed Moreland, "Masterpiece Book Reviews, lithicastistsguild.com web site.
    "I have just read the new Masterpieces of Modern Art proof copy. If you love Flint Ridge material, this book is definitely one that you will want to purchase. This book is 208 pages of the absolute best points made to date by flintknappers."------2014, Roy Miller, "Masterpiece Book Reviews, lithicastistsguild.com web site.
    "I have just finished reviewing a proof copy of the "Masterpieces of Modern Lithic Art." It is an excellent book on modern lithic replications by some of the finest knappers in the country."--------2014, Carolyn Johnson, "Masterpiece Book Reviews, lithicastistsguild.com web site.
     "I take my hat off to all the artist that contributed to this beautiful book. My first reaction was the sheer size of the book and the quality of the photography. Any professional or amateur collector, hunter or knapper will enjoy this book for many years to come."----2014, Dan Theus, "Masterpiece Book Reviews, lithicastistsguild.com web site.

Masterpieces Of Modern Lithic Art book.
 
NEW BOOK
"MASTERPIECES OF MODERN LITHIC ART"

     It's amazing how quickly modern flint knapping has advanced from McCormick's Folsom points and Reinhardt's gray ghosts to today's finely crafted lithic art. A select few of these craftsmen are producing pieces that are far more skillfully flaked than the work of ancient knappers. These pieces can be larger, thinner, and more colorful and have almost perfect flaking patterns. They are also making some of their points out of the rarest and highest quality stone available, which greatly enhances their artistic appeal. These are the examples of lithic art that can be seen in the recently published book, "Masterpieces Of Modern Lithic Art."

26 fine examples of Bob Thomas's eccentric lithic art.
A PAGE FROM:
"MASTERPIECES OF MODERN LITHIC ART"
"ECCENTRICS" BY ARTIST BOB THOMAS

    This picture shows a sample page from Tom Onken's latest and the best publication, "Masterpieces Of Modern Lithic Art." It shows 26 fine examples of Bob Thomas's eccentric art.

    "Masterpieces Of Modern Lithic Art" was published this year by Tom Onken and the Lithic Artists Guild. It's the best publication printed so far that illustrates these unique forms of art. It is a hard cover book that contains 208 pages and is printed on high quality paper.

7 examples of Roy Miller's Flintridge Dovetail lithic art.
A PAGE FROM:
"MASTERPIECES OF MODERN LITHIC ART"
"DOVETAILS" BY ARTIST ROY MILLER

    This picture shows seven wonderful examples of Roy Miller's signature point, the Ohio Flintridge Dovetail. This picture was taken from "Masterpieces of Modern Lithic Art."

    The "Masterpieces Of Modern Lithic Art" book contains some of the best known examples of lithic art. The many hundreds of pieces in the book were made by 26 different flintknappers who represent some of the most skillful lithic craftsmen in recent times.

Three examples of "Swooses" famous twisted points.
A PAGE FROM:
"MASTERPIECES OF MODERN LITHIC ART"
"TWISTED POINTS" BY ARTIST "SWOOSE" ALEXANDER

    This picture was taken from a page in Tom Onken's "Masterpieces of Modern Lithic Art." It shows three fine examples of "Swoose's" twisted points. The point at the top has a one and a half twist.

    Fracturing and reshaping stone by removing flakes is the oldest surviving form of craftsmanship. The majority of these works of stone were made for either utilitarian or ritual purposes. But, in today's modern society, flint knapping has become a serious art form. Right now, the best place to see them is in the book "Masterpieces Of Modern Lithic Art."

"REFERENCES"

2014, Onken, Tom, "Masterpieces Of Modern Lithic Art.".
2014
, Lithic Artists Guild web site, www.lithicartistsguld.com
Personal Communication
, Tom Onken.

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