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158685299X

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2005

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Steven M. Watts

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Synopsis
Learn the prehistoric secrets behind Cast Away with this guide's detailed instructions on how to make or perform over 65 stone-age objects or skills, including such basics as making axes out of stone. Practicing Primitive covers the environment, lifestyle and toolkit of three different stages of evolution, while making the case that learning and practising aboriginal skills connects us with our remote past.

Practicing Primitive: A Handbook of Aboriginal Skills is a collection of information and images put together over a twenty-year period in a search for hands-on communication with our shared Stone Age past. The story of the Stone Age is our story, and primitive technology is a way for anyone who wants to understand that shared history. Watts makes the case that the learning and practice of aboriginal skills helps us connect with our remote past, encourages us to participate in the shared inheritance of primitive ('first') skills.


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ISBN-10158685299X
ISBN-139781586852993

Key Details
AuthorSteven M. Watts
Number Of Pages240 pages
FormatPaperback
Publication Date2005-03-11
LanguageEnglish
PublisherGibbs Smith, Publisher

Additional Details
Copyright Date2005
IllustratedYes

Dimensions
Weight22.2 Oz
Height0.7 In.
Width8.5 In.
Length11 In.

Target Audience
GroupTrade
Age Range18

Classification Method
LCCN2004-058961
LC Classification NumberE98.I5.W37 2005
Dewey Decimal680/.89/97
Dewey Edition22

Table Of Content
Table Of ContentAcknowledments Pre Face Our Ancestors...Ourselves The Stone Age Edge Sheltered In Prehistory By the Hearth Woven Through Time To Hunt and To Fish The Aboriginal Arts Applied Primitive Skills After Word About the Author The Society of Primitive Technology Schiele Museum Aboriginal Studies Program

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Practicing Primitive: A Handbook of Aboriginal Skills

by Steven M. Watts, Paul Campbell

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"At long last Steve Watts has put together the book we've all been waiting for—Practicing Primitive: A Handbook of Aboriginal Skills. For years we've been treated to a tantalizing, trickling stream of Watts' tidbits of aboriginal skills. They have been scattered far and wide in various publications and handouts. But now, he has assembled them all under one cover. With this book, Watts has laid us a trail we will be following for years to come. And so our ancestral skills and values are passed into the future." — Errett Callahan, PhD
Primitive technology can help us explore the world of our prehistoric past. Insights into our ancestors may provide insights into ourselves.
Practicing Primitive: A Handbook of Aboriginal Skills is the result of more than 20 years of one man's thinking and writing about the stone-age heritage we all share. It's a book designed to inform and inspire
Prehistorian Steven M. Watts directs the Aboriginal Studies Program at the Schiele Museum of Natural History in Gastonia, North Carolina. He is a founding board member and current president of the Society of Primitive Technology.

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Practicing Primitive: A Handbook of Aboriginal Skills is a collection of information and images put together over a twenty-year period in a search for hands-on communication with our shared Stone Age past. The story of the Stone Age is our story, and primitive technology is a way for anyone who wants to understand that shared history. Watts makes the case that the learning and practice of aboriginal skills helps us connect with our remote past, encourages us to participate in the shared inheritance of primitive ('first') skills.
Practicing Primitive includes detailed instructions on how to make or perform over 65 Stone Age objects or skills, covering primitive basics such as making axes and food utensils out of stone, bone, shell, and plant material; bark and reed shelters; bags and ropes made of bark and leaves; watercraft out of reeds or bamboo; and much more. Watts covers the environment, lifestyle, and tool kit of three different stages of human evolution: the Lower Paleolithic of 2.5 million years ago, the Middle Paleolithic of 60 thousand years ago, and the Mesolithic 9 thousand years ago.
Steven M. Watts, has directed the Aboriginal Studies Program at the Schiele Museum of Natural History in Gastonia, North Carolina, since 1984. Steve is currently president of the international Society of Primitive Technology, which publishes a biannual journal, The Bulletin of Primitive Technology. He is the author of many articles dealing with culture and technology, and served as a consultant on the 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment movie Cast Away. Steve has an undergraduate degree from Appalachian State University and a master's degree from Duke University.

Author Biography

Steven M. Watts has directed the Aboriginal Studies Programme at the Schiele Museum of Natural History in Gastonia, North Carolina, since 1984. Steve is currently president of the International Society of Primitive Technology. He is author of many articles dealing with culture and technology, and served as a consultant on the 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment movie Cast Away.

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  • ISBN 158685299X
  • ISBN-13 9781586852993
  • Title Practicing Primitive: A Handbook of Aboriginal Skills
  • Author Steven M. Watts, Paul Campbell
  • Format Paperback
  • Year 2005
  • Pages 240
  • Publisher Gibbs Smith Publishers
  • Dimensions8.5 in. x 0.6 in. x 10.9 in.
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