- A "waste flake" is archaeological jargon for the sharp stone fragments produced when someone creates a stone tool. As such, they are the oldest existing artifact known to have been created by our oldest human and nonhuman ancestors.
- In a perfect world, if all of the waste flakes from one manufacturing episode were found, they could be refit together to create the original block of stone with a void where the stone tool would fit.
- Detritus and context were taken.
- Two long "a" sounds together are swell.
- A wasteflake is meaningful rubbish.
- A whimsical name for a FoolishIdea
How can you participate in the Wasteflake Project?Register, log in, and dive in. See StepByStep for instructions.
- Wiki: The interactively-built heart of the Wasteflake Project. Look at WikiArticle and GeneratingPages to see how the site is implemented.
- WasteFlake — home page, with links to a few current topics
- MoreWasteflake — more pages on a variety of topics
- Forums. We have started several topics in the forums to facilitate discussion.
The current wasteflake groups are listed as follows, but these groupings are still in flux. Please read and comment on the WasteflakeGroups Wiki page about struggles with permissions.
- Public: Not logged in; can read articles (but not comment or edit); can read Wiki
- Registered members: Have registered themselves with a valid email address and have logged in. Can read articles and comment; can read and post in forum; can read and edit Wiki.
- Editors: Publish submitted articles? Group articles by type/topic.
See WasteflakeSupport for how individuals can give time, energy, and even money to help build the Wasteflake Project.
Wasteflake WorkingsRulesOfEngagement: license agreement for self-registration? what do members agree to?
ToDo List and HalfbakedIdeas
The Wasteflake Project editors are Kris Hirst (archaeologist), Steve Hirst (computer scientist), and Kristin Evenson Hirst (complex person). Wasteflake Project readers — whoever browses by. Wasteflake Project builders — whoever registers and participates.
Our nephew Aaron is thinking about participating. Here is a page for him to practice with: AaronScratchPad