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Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center

Percussion Flaking

September 5, 2014

There are two forms:

Direct percussion flaking

 

Direct Percussion: Striking a core directly with a hammerstone or billet in order to drive off a flake.

 

 

 

Indirect percussion flaking

 

Indirect Percussion: The use of an intermediary punch to focus the power of a blow on a specific point of a core.