Tag Archives: archaeology

Making Tools

Back to the beginnings.  Larry Kinsella is a great flint knapper and an all-around talented guy who, amongst other things, recreates stone-age technologies from his home near Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site (one of the great cities of the prehistoric … Continue reading

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Learning from Masters (not me, just what I seek)

Using archaeology to find out hows things “should be” done?  A response to a common question, by George Thomas Crawford I am regularly asked about my connection to archaeology and my interest in primitive technology.  I’ve also been chided by … Continue reading

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The Breheimen Bronze Age Bow – 1300 BC

Originally posted on ThorNews:
On 7 September 2011, an advanced constructed and complete bow was found at the edge of the Åndfonne glacier in Breheimen mountain range. The C14 dating shows that Norway’s oldest and best preserved bow is 3300…

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An Excursion to Water Canyon

Originally posted on BLACKWATER LOCALITY #1:
A tardy post. Several weeks back I, along with David Kilby, was fortunate to be asked to come help with an excavation in  central New Mexico. The project was the brainchild of Robert Dello-Russo from…

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Crafts

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Rancho La Brea Photo Album

Originally posted on BLACKWATER LOCALITY #1:
Wandering scholars discover the Page Museum at La Brea Tar Pits. Recent travels allowed for a quick visit to the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits.  Now in their one hundredth year of…

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Megalithic Art at Midnight: King’s Mountain, Co. Meath

Originally posted on ShadowsandStone.com Blog:
The decorated pillar under the midnight sky, March 15th 2013 Down a narrow track off a minor country road, the pillar at King’s Mountain sits upright in a field like a beautifully decorated standing…

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Heritage and Preservation

Originally posted on The Heritage Journal:
A guest post by Philip I. Powell. First published at http://www.facebook.com/megalithicmonuments.ireland, reproduced with permission. TOORMORE WEDGE TOMB RMP No. CO148-001 A colleague, on a recent visit to a wedge tomb in west Cork, was shocked to find…

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Another View of Stonehenge

I’m a sucker for ancient monuments.

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Sandals of the New Kingdom, Egypt

Some shoe solutions from the Bronze Age, North Africa. Sandal maker – New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty from Thebes ca. 1504–1425 B.C.  Like a Diderot illustration this gives a good look at the workshop of an artisan with the essentials of his … Continue reading

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