Stone Tool Making Techniques: Indirect Percussion blade-making

The indirect percussion technique was widely used to produce blades in Europe and Western Asia, particularly during the Neolithic and Chalcolithic periods.  Using a punch allowed very precise adjustment of the balance of forces that initiate and sustain the crack as it travels through the stone.

Blade core indirect percussion France

Blade Core

Blade, Indirect percussion Denmark 3


Blade, indirect percussion, Denmark 2


Blade indirect percussion glossed


Blade indirect percussion Denmark retouched

Retouched Blade

Blade core Livre de Burre

Livre de Beurre Core

Blade, Beidha