More potato knapping

Having shared my attempt to knap a potato, @beccyscottuk explained that she cuts “flakes” from a King Edward to demonstrate the Levallois technique of flint knapping.

I had a go and it looked like this

Or if you prefer not to watch stop-motion video on Youtube, like this:

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For a real demonstration of Levallois knapping, check out Metin Erin’s Youtube videos 1, 2 and 3.