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Narran Lake

Lightning Ridge is Yuwaalaraay country. The Yuwaalaraay language is no longer a first language but it’s still spoken around here, and lots of schools in the region teach Yuwaalaraay at primary level or (in high school) as part of the mandatory Languages Other Than English (LOTE) course for students in Year 7 and Year 8. 1,020 more words

Kev Newton's Beautiful Flintknapped Knives and Arrowheads

Kev Newton is a primitive skills practioner, and owner of AIS primitive skills school Australian Survival Instructors¬†. These are is handmade stone arrow heads and stone knives which he sells through his facebook page: … 45 more words


Primitive Technology: Cord drill and Pump drill

I made a cord drill and then upgraded it to a pump drill. A cord drill is basically a spindle with a fly wheel attached so it looks like a spinning top. 33 more words


These monkeys have used stone tools for 700 years, say archaeologists


If you see an organ-grinder monkey smashing a rock against another, it might not be just monkeying around. The capuchin monkey may actually be hammering deliberately. 689 more words

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Brazilian Capuchin Stone Tool Use

Researchers from Oxford University, working in Brazil, found new archaeological evidence suggests that Brazilian capuchins have been using stone tools to crack open cashew nuts for at least 700 years. 104 more words


The Dangers of Flint Knapping

Flint knapping became popular with archaeologists in the 1960s as it was a good way to replicate types of ancient technologies and therefore understand the historical progression of lithic artefacts. 462 more words