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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


Roe Deer Stone Tool Butchery

***WARNING: this post contains images/videos of a roe deer carcass in various stages of butchery***


As part of the Experimental Archaeology masters course at the University of Exeter students have the opportunity to skin and butcher the carcass of a Roe Deer ( 1,035 more words

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Being Human # 3: Experimental Archaeology – Egyptian Stone-working

Today’s post is by Michelle from the Visitor Team at Manchester Museum. We are not experts, but we are people with a passionate interest in the museum and its objects. 1,233 more words

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