A Flintknapper’s Garden

My 33rd roll on the 52Rolls in a year project is mostly pictures from a flintknapper’s garden full of obsidian. I am trying to get caught up after being out of town for so long, hence the flurry of posts from 52rolls.

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For Roll 33 I bring you a flintknapper’s garden, and one more shot of hand-made dolls from Mayne Island, taken this time on the Canon Elan 7N with 50mm f1.4 lens (mostly anyway).

The Mayne Island shot below is of some dolls that my partner carved – she makes wonderful dolls from wood, and sews their clothing too. The dolls get up to all kinds of things on her charming blog, here.

The flintknapper is a friend of mine who works as a lithic technologist doing analysis of stone tools and the waste flakes from making them, as well as using other methods such as pecking and grinding. During our recent trip to Oregon we stayed one night with him and his partner. They are dedicated gardeners, and since he has tons (literally) of obsidian and other rock good for making stone tools much of it has made its way into the…

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