Primitive Technology - Wescott D. - Book
  • Primitive Technology - Wescott D. - Book

Primitive Technology - Wescott D. - Book

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Living in modern society, we have become increasingly disassociated from the earth, from the essence of ourselves, and the need is awakened in us to retu
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Living in modern society, we have become increasingly disassociated from the earth, from the essence of ourselves, and the need is awakened in us to return to the wilderness physically and emotionally. We long to feel a sense of connection with our ancient roots. This urge is what has prompted man'ss fascination with primitive skills: producing objects from natural materials using methods similar to prehistoric cultures. Primitive Technology: A Book of Earth Skills is a sharing of ideas - the philosophies, the history, and the personal stories by the authorities on primitive technology from the pages of The Bulletin of Primitive Technology. Included are instructions for creating fire and tools of wood, stone, and bone, as well as fiber adhesives, projectiles, art, and music. Practicing these primitive methods will lead the seeker towards a tangible, row connection with the ancient past, with nature'ss resources and, ultimately, with the creative forces that constructed the foundation of man'ss survival on the planet. SECTION 1 PRIMITIVE TECHNOLOGY What is Experimental Archaeology - The Society of Primitive Technology and Experimental Archaeology - Sheltered in Prehistory - Why Build Traditional Houses Today? - House Reconstruction Projects - More Than Just A Shelter - Caddo House Reconstruction SECTION 2 FIRE WHERE WE BEGIN The Miracle of Fire fly Friction - Fire - Understanding Wood Fire - The Hand drill and Oilier Fires - Tips For Hand drill Fire Makers - The Goysich Hand drill - Experiments With The Hand drill - Pump drill Fires - Tinder Bundle Construction - Polypore Fugi Fire Extenders - Where There Is No Tinder - Primitive Match SECTION 3 BONE, STONE amp WOOD BASIC ELEMENTS First Tools - Bone Working Basics - Bone Splitting Tips - An Exercise With Bone - Split Rib Bone Knives - From The Leg Of The Dee - Mat Needles - Making a Reduced Antler Flaker - Antler Billet - Selecting Bone Working Materials - Knife Hafting Ideas - Stages of Manufacture - Stone Tool Basics - Principle of Uniformity - Experimental Reprodution of Prehistoric Sickles - Knapping Illustrated - Hands Free Vice amp Primitive Switch Blade Knife - Basketmaker Knife - Drilling Stone - Celts and Axes - Personal Notes On Celt Use - Manufacture of Ground Stone Axes - Greenstone Woodwurking Tools - Knapping Tools - Peek into The Past - Functional Motions - Wood Working Basics - Shaving Horse - The Roycroft Pack Frame - Manufacture of Thrusting Spears - Bullroarers Tom hackett - Carving Green Wood - A Hafted Adze SECTION 4 FIBERS HOLDING THE WORLD TOGETHER Gathering and Preparing Plant Fibers - Rediscovering Flax - Agave Fibers - Agave Fiber Preparation - Retting Basswood Bark - Cordage - Tumplines, Carrying Bags and Belts - Netting Notes - Pomo Netting - Dogbane Net - Swamp Dancers - Cattail Visor - Cattail Dolls - The Versitile Tule - Tule Ethnobotany - Split Willow Sculpture - Plaited Yucca Sandals - Make Your Own Hide Glue - Mummy Varnish, Spruce Gum and Other Sticky Stuff - Making Pitch Sticks - A Word On Pitch - About Animal Glues SECTION 5 PROJECTILES POWER FROM THE HUMAN HAND Thong Thrown Arrows and Spears - Throwing Darts With The Baton de Commandement - Atlatls: Throwingfor Distance - Primitive hunting Equipment - Reconstructing A Generic Basketmaker Atlatl - Primitive hunting Equipment - Throwing Atlatl Darts - Throwing Stick Patterns - Hand Thrown Projectiles - Intro - Throwing Sticks - The Non Returning Boomerang - Using Natural Wood Elbows - Tuning and Throwing - Making Throw Sticks Behave SECTION 6 ART amp MUSIC DISCIPLINE AND MEANING The Music of Prehistory - Paint With Pride - ABO Art Supplies - Aboriginal Airbrush - Musical Glossary - Bone Flutes - Musical Instruments of Central California - Removing The Hooves of Deer - DeerHoof Rattles - Gadgets and Geegaws SECTION 7 APPENDIX The Hazards of Roadkill - Ethics For Modern 'sPrimitives's
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