Practicing Primitive

A Handbook of Aboriginal Skills

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Author: Steven M. Watts

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9781586852993

Category: History

Page: 225

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Practicing Primitive: A Handbook of Aboriginal Skills is a collection of information and images put together over a twenty-year period in a search for hands-on communication with our shared Stone Age past. The story of the Stone Age is our story, and primitive technology is a way for anyone who wants to understand that shared history. Watts makes the case that the learning and practice of aboriginal skills helps us connect with our remote past, encourages us to participate in the shared inheritance of primitive ('first') skills. Practicing Primitive includes detailed instructions on how to make or perform over 65 Stone Age objects or skills, covering primitive basics such as making axes and food utensils out of stone, bone, shell, and plant material; bark and reed shelters; bags and ropes made of bark and leaves; watercraft out of reeds or bamboo; and much more. Watts covers the environment, lifestyle, and tool kit of three different stages of human evolution: the Lower Paleolithic of 2.5 million years ago, the Middle Paleolithic of 60 thousand years ago, and the Mesolithic 9 thousand years ago. Steven M. Watts, has directed the Aboriginal Studies Program at the Schiele Museum of Natural History in Gastonia, North Carolina, since 1984. Steve is currently president of the international Society of Primitive Technology, which publishes a biannual journal, The Bulletin of Primitive Technology. He is the author of many articles dealing with culture and technology, and served as a consultant on the 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment movie Cast Away. Steve has an undergraduate degree from Appalachian State University and a master's degree from Duke University.

Primitive Technology 2

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Author: David Wescott,Society of Primitive Technology

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9781586850982

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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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.

Primitive Christianity Revived

In the Faith and Practice of the People Called Quakers: Written in Testimony to the Present Dispensation of God Through Them to the World; that Prejudice May be Removed, the Simple Informed, the Well-inclined Encouraged, and the Truth and Its Innocent Friends Rightly Represented

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Author: William Penn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Society of Friends

Page: 61

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Extreme Barbecue

Smokin' Rigs and 100 Real Good Recipes

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Author: Dan Huntley,Lisa Grace Lednicer

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452133107

Category: Cooking

Page: 300

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Twenty whole chickens bathed in garlic on a rig that resembles a cast-iron satellite dish...this is Extreme Barbecue, a tribute to the derring-do behind the craziest grilling contraptions in the country. Through in-depth profiles, outrageous photographs, and nearly 100 personal recipes, this unique cookbook exalts in unprecedented cooking techniques and junkyard serendipityfrom the Zen-like simplicity of a tin can on two heated flat stones to the awesome two-story mobile smoker complete with winding staircase. Whether it's a front-end loader serving as a grilling rig in Kansas City or a 4,500-pound mobile bread baker in Portland, Oregon, this is BBQ like you've never seen—or tasted—before.