Portfolio Category: Silex

Silex core

Silex stones were broken into massive chunks which were then shaped into prismatic cores from witch blades were later chipped off. Those blades received further treatment along their lateral edges according to their intended purpose. These flintmakers seemed to be divided into small bands traveled seasonally from place to place foraging for food as it…
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Silex carvers

The first groups that arrived at the island of La Hispaniola were carvers of silex or flint, from which they made various artefacts such as pointed tips for handles or weapons, knives, scrapers, hammers, burins, drills, chisels and chopping blocks. Their way of life was nomadic, and they lived from hunting, gathering and fishing. One…
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