Skills of our ancestors

May 21, 2014 at 11:23 am Leave a comment

“Primitive (first) skills are our shared inheritance. It is the shared thread which links us to our prehistory and binds us together as human beings.”

“Knowledge is not complete until it is passed on.”
Quotes by Steve Watts

Humans are capable of incredible inventiveness, as can be seen by the skills our ancestors mastered while surviving in various environments. These skills and many others can be learned again, and may prove useful to us in the future. One of the many resources on the internet can be found at Primitive Ways website. We may never need some of the skills listed there, but they can be a lot of fun to master, using similar materials found locally.

Here are some of the links you will find there:

How to make a cedar bark hat

How to Make Your Own Steel Knives

Coppicing

Bare-Handed Basket

How to Make Pine Pitch

Willow Rake

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Entry filed under: Art/Crafts, How-To, Resilience.

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