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Living in the Stone Age - for Science!

Discussion in 'Back to Basics' started by DKR, Nov 3, 2019.


  1. DKR

    DKR Interesting ideas, interesting stories

    Living in the Stone Age for Science? Yes.



    This is a very interesting look at so-called 'experimental archeology". We have pre-history tech dug up from known sites. These folks try a lot of different methods to recreate the object/technology used.

    I guess the fun part was seeing the archeology students living in the past (in old reconstructed houses, etc) and taking measurement on the levels of indoor pollution, for example.

    Worth bookmarking for a rainy day look if nothing else, the video is very well done and had several surprises for me.

    I'm starting to think hard core preppers might want to look into seeing what archeology 'experiments' might be available in your local area and if they take weekend participants....
     
  2. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    I love watching stuff like that.
     
  3. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    The moment one of several things that is being wildly juggled gets dropped we all get to participate whether we want to or not.
     
  4. SB21

    SB21 Monkey+++

    I have always been amazed at some of the arrowheads , and hatchet heads and other stone made items our stone age ancestors were able to make . Then they figured out how to make cordage and cloth . The whole history , and the work and ideas they came up with from those days , in my opinion is very impressive to me . Very interesting ,, thanks for the post .
     
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  5. Wildbilly

    Wildbilly Monkey+

    The BBC had a series that spanned hundreds of years of human history and the supporting technologies...I wish that I could recall the name...I was thinking about it several days ago. I have always been interested in history, and re-enacted the War Between the States for about 15 years.
     
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  6. Waydah

    Waydah Monkey

    It pays to remember that advancements did not occur 'across the board'. Not every society learned how to weave cloth. While some societies were forging iron into weapons and agrigultruial implements, others were still stuck in the stone age. Cultural interaction with more advanced societies was the fuel for the advancement of less societies. The arrival of Europeans onto the North and South American continents are evidence of societal advancement regardless of the negativities voiced as a result of that interaction.

    What I find both concerning and interesting is the throttle of historical information by the very people most trusted in informing the rest of us regarding our entire human history. For instance, the discovery of the "Kinnebec Man", remains dated to several thousand years in what is now Washington State whose features showed European features. Those remains were quickly politially turned over to local "native" tribes for re-burial to throttle the continued investigation that those "native" tribes may not have been the only first immigrants into N. America.

    The Clovis points, found in Clovis, N.M. are a distinctive napping method only ever found in two other locations - the Chesapeake Bay shore and in France. So, what does that tell you?
     
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  7. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Every so often I watch Naked and Afraid ?
     
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  8. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    Yeah me too. Makes me appreciate the inventions of soap and SHOES!
     
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  9. Wildbilly

    Wildbilly Monkey+

    Yeah, I remember the time that the big strong guy almost died from an infection after stepping on a thorn. The little lady stayed until the end. First thing you do is make shoes!
     
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  10. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Do you watch for the naked or the 'afraid' elements of the show? ;)
     
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  11. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Well,Some are okay,Its just that all of them are blurry in certain places?
    Guessing the camera is out of focus?
     
  12. Waydah

    Waydah Monkey

    I'm thinking of trying to market a new series - "I'm afraid I'm naked". Could be a head-turner!
     
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  13. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    The sight of some of them neked peeps will fersur leave you afraid.
     
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  14. Wildbilly

    Wildbilly Monkey+

    I've never heard of any of the contestants having sex, but then I don't follow it that much. Most of the people are unattractive (to me), tattooed freaks, with chips on their shoulders, and unable to work as a team. After a few days the smell and filth alone would turn-off even the horniest of people. No toilet paper (using leaves, grass, or your left-hand), soap, hand sanitizer, etc., it's a wonder that people haven't died from the filth and food poisoning.
     
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