Don Crabtree
Date of Birth  :
Place of Birth  :
Country  :
United States
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Educational background  :
doctorate degree from the University of Idaho
Acheivements / Contributions  :

  • Don Crabtree was a master craftsman in the art of stone toolmaking. He was called "the dean of American flintknappers"

  • He is also credited with the creation of “Crabtree’s Law” which is integral in the modern study of lithics.

  • In 1966, he was awarded a National Science Foundation grant which allowed him to record on film and publish his experiment results.

  • The most important printed contribution of Crabtree's career was An Introduction to Flintknapping. This well illustrated glossary became a standard reference for most lithic studies scholars in America and overseas.

    source:Don Crabtree

Bibliography  :
An introduction to flintworking, (Occasional papers of the Idaho State University Museum, no. 28), Experiments in flintworking.