This replica biface was made from Oregon obsidian (‘dacite’) by flintknapper Simon Greenwood.
Simon Greenwood is a contemporary flintknapper based in Victoria, Australia. He is self-taught and began flintknapping in 1993. Simon prefers freehand hard-hammer percussion flaking and soft-hammer flaking, and has experimented extensively with indirect percussion, lever-pressure techniques, biface notching, and patterned flaking.
Simon has demonstrated and taught stone artefact technologies to thousands of people over the past 30 years, including Indigenous communities, schools, archaeological professionals, and university students. He has provided replica reference collections to National Parks, universities, and commercial consultancies. Simon welcomes commissioned work; email the Museum of Stone Tools curator for contact details.