Primitive Technology: A Book of Earth Skills

Front Cover
Gibbs Smith, 1999 - Nature - 248 pages
2 Reviews
8 3/16 X 10 7/8 In, 232 Pp, 100 Black & White Photographs, 150 Line Drawings Have You Ever Longed To Return To A Past Where Humanity's Greatest Concern Was Survival, When Our Hands Created Life's Necessities, When The Land's Raw Provisions Were The Materials With Which We Created Warmth, Shelter, Food, and Tools--A Time Before We Lost Our Bond With The Wilderness? Primitive Technology Helps Build A Bridge Between The Ancient Past and Our Modern Lives, Putting Us In Touch Again With Nature and Ourselves. This Volume--A Selection of Articles Within The Bulletin of Primitive Technology--Portrays The History, Philosophise, and Personal Journeys of Authorities On Primitive Technology, Imparting Skills That Built The Success of Mankind. From Views On Primitive Technology and "New" Archaeology To Making Fire and Tools of Bone, This Book Is Informative and Enlightening

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.



Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 1960 - He looked upon us as sophisticated children — smart, but not wise. We knew many things, and much that is false. He knew nature, which is always true. His were the qualities of character that last forever.
Page 1961 - ... the known surviving material relevant' to his field of study. And furthering lithic technology philosophy from Crabtree (1970): Prehistoric lithic technology is the science of systematic knowledge of forming stone into useful cutting, chopping, and other functional implements. But lithic technology comprises two factors - the method and the technique. The method is in the mind; the technique is in the hands. Method is the logical manner of systematic and orderly flaking process, or preconceived...

References to this book

About the author (1999)

Experimental archeology may be defined as "that branch of archeology which seeks to interpret culture, technology, or lifeways of the past by means of structured, scientific experimentation: (Callahan ms:87). Reconstructive archeology, closely akin to experimental archeology, involves "interpretation of material culture and technology by means of physical reconstruction, using either experiential (Level II) or experimental (Level III) means" (ibid.). Only the latter may be termed "experimental archeology. Level I projects, although attempts at reconstruction, may not lay claim to the term "reconstructive archeology."

Bibliographic information