1. Primitive Arrow Making


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    Every year in March Roots School runs the Primitive Arrow Making course in Central Vermont. Native people often spent more time perfecting their arrows than their bows. In the act of hunting it is…

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    • Making an Acheulean handaxe


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      This is an edited record of the archaeologist and flintknapper Karl Lee making an Acheulean handaxe at the University of Manchester. This short edit is a teaching tool designed to be embedded in Powerpoint…

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      • Brian makes a 7 minute arrowhead


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        Wilderness survival skills instructor Brian Schuch sits down to make a 7 minute arrowhead out of a glass bottle. We tried to shoot in a burly location to add to the who urban hunter-gatherer ambiance.

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        • Experimental production of a Middle to Upper Palaeolithic 'Transitional' industry: some comments and questions.


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          This is a first edit of five days production with experimental archaeologist Karl Lee. Materially it resulted in a series of 'blade points', and characteristic debitage for each of four…

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          • Making an Oldowan bifacial chopper tool.


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            This is an unedited record of the archaeologist and flintknapper Karl Lee making an Oldowan bifacial chopper tool at a workshop in the University of Manchester. This is a teaching resource designed…

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            • A Stone Age People in New Guinea (1936-7)


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              Film by Oxford Anthropologist Beatrice Blackwood of the Anga people (Kukukuku) of the Upper Watut, Papua New Guinea, among whom she conducted fieldwork in 1936-7. Focuses mainly on technology and…

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              • Old ways and Modern People: Ancient Living Skills


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                A short video I shot and edited about the Ancient Living Skills course at Roots School in Central Vermont. At this course students learn the materials and processes to create bone tools such as knives…

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                • Scott Jones flintknapping


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                  Scott Jones of mediaprehistoria.com demonstrates some techniques for making tools out of stone.

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                  • Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump World Heritage Site


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                    Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump World Heritage Site, near Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada. 30 second overview features a spectacular flyover of the cliffs where 5000 years of buffalo bones attest to the…

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                    • ReWild Eugene: Making Discoidal Stone Tools


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                      Here is a simple way to make stone tools that requires very little specialized skill. These are great because they are easy to make, disposable if they break, and can be used for anything from skinning…

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