Primitive Technology Ii - Ancestral Skills

Primitive Technology Ii - Ancestral Skills

by David Westcott
     
 

The Stone Age is the common denominator of mankind, and through experimental archeology—the relearning and replication of ancient skills—we take a step of discovery and understanding into this rich past. In this collection, drawn from the pages of the Bulletin of Primitive Technology, learn to create tools to fabricate more complex technologies; master

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The Stone Age is the common denominator of mankind, and through experimental archeology—the relearning and replication of ancient skills—we take a step of discovery and understanding into this rich past. In this collection, drawn from the pages of the Bulletin of Primitive Technology, learn to create tools to fabricate more complex technologies; master the arts of the bow and arrow; build a shelter or fashion clothing from fibers or buckskin.

Primitive Technology II: Ancestral Skills provides the guide to rediscovery of the skills and crafts that bind us all into this great human family.

David Wescott is author of Camping in the Old Style and editor of Primitive Technology: A Book of Earth Skills. Formerly education director for the Boulder Outdoor School, he has been a leading figure in wilderness education for more than thirty years. He lives with his wife in Rexburg, Idaho.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781586850982
Publisher:
Gibbs M. Smith
Publication date:
10/28/2009
Pages:
258
Sales rank:
642,240
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.54(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Family reunions, powwows, karaboris, heritage festivals . . . all cultures maintain some sort of vehicle for staying in touch with the past. Without this grounding humans seem to wander rather than progress. When the crew of Apollo 13 struggled for survival on their ill-fated flight to the moon, it was the ever-present view of the earth that gave them hope and direction, and ultimately a target with which to direct their efforts.

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