#snapped: Dubois artist flint knapps stone tool
(Hudson, Wyo.) – Each month the Fremont County Archaeological Society in Hudson hosts a night of history, art and education. Last night, the award winning self-taught artist, Tom Lucas, from Dubois flint knapped a stone tool using a hunk of rock approximately 8×12 inches. It took him just over one hour to make.
The rock tool was dubbed, Stradivarius of Stone, by a member of the audience at the public program Tuesday night. Lucas talked the audience through the making of the stone tool from start to finish with quips, like “I own stock in a band-aid company,” added in for flavoring and chuckling.
According to AlderLeaf College, “Flint knapping is the age-old art of making arrowheads and other edged stone tools. Hunter-gatherers relied upon this key wilderness survival skill to create important tools and hunting implements.” Learn more.