ancient technologies

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Kate Sarther Gann
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(520) 882-6946, ext. 16

2017
14
Mar

Hands-On Archaeology: How to Make Prismatic Blades, Featuring Greg Nunn

Allen Denoyer, Preservation Archaeologist and Ancient Technologies Expert (March 14, 2017)—I recently attended WinterCount, an outdoor traditional technology gathering near Gila Bend, AZ. More than 650 people attended this sold-out event, more than 100 of whom were instructors. I attend as a st...
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2016
27
Oct

Hands-On Archaeology: How to Make Flintknapping Tools

Allen Denoyer, Preservation Archaeologist and Ancient Technologies Expert (October 27, 2016)—In this post, I’ll explain how to make a set of tools for flintknapping. Specifically, I will show how to create a set of traditional tools that is very much like what people used in the distant past....
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2016
07
Sep

Hands-On Archaeology: How to Haft a Point into a Foreshaft

Allen Denoyer, Preservation Archaeologist and Ancient Technologies Expert (September 7, 2016)—Hunters probably used foreshafts for multiple purposes, including as knives. In this example I will show how to use real sinew with pitch to haft a point. This makes a very strong haft. Putting a littl...
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2016
02
Sep

Hands-On Archaeology: How to Haft a Stone Knife, Dart Point, or Arrow Point

Allen Denoyer, Preservation Archaeologist and Ancient Technologies Expert (September 2, 2016)—During the field school for the past two years we have used hafted stone knives to carve the hooks in our atlatls. These knives also work incredibly well for a variety of tasks, from carving wood to cu...
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2016
31
Aug

50-Dollar Words, 1-Dollar Ideas, and Priceless People

Lewis Borck, Preservation Archaeologist (August 30, 2016)—Archaeologists are really good at making up words, or at least turning nouns into verbs in really awkward ways. Many site reports in the English-speaking world are littered with the word “recordation,” as in, “this site underwent r...
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2014
08
Jul

Building Blocks for Understanding the Past

Andrew Finn, Preservation Archaeology Field School Student Throughout my time here at the Preservation Archaeology Field School, I have vastly expanded my knowledge of preservation archaeology and archaeology as a whole. I have always been very interested in the technology used by the ancient group...
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