By Richard Jamison (Compiler) Linda Jamison (Compiler)
"From craftsmen, artisans, archaeologists, anthropologists, and outdoorsmen come talents handed down during the centuries: hearth making, camp cooking, basket weaving, pottery making, animal monitoring. Now a person could make glue from the yucca plant or make a juniper-bark berry basket" -- airborne dirt and dust jacket.
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In adult Neanderthals, the front teeth were worn down from using their teeth as a third hand, like a vise. By the time they were in their thirties, their teeth were often worn to the roots. Cartoons depict a Neanderthal male, club in hand, dragging his female by the hair, an attitude that portrays early man as savage and crude, yet more and more material has come to light suggesting the opposite. As busy as they must have been, Neanderthals seemingly made time for kindness. They placed flowers, such as thistle and hollyhock in graves, indicting a possible belief in a life beyond the present, and they cared for their elderly.
Jim is also a talented writer, photographer and illustrator; he is the author of Blue Mountain Buckskin as well as many published magazine articles and was the primitive skills trainer for the popular film Clan of the Cave Bear. Jim currently resides near Wallowa, Oregon. Steve Watts Steve directs the Southeastern Native American Studies program at the Schiele Museum of Natural History in Gastonia, North Carolina and is a founding board member of the Society of Primitive Technology. Steve’s interests range from Upper Paleolithic Europe to the aboriginal peoples of Africa and the Pacific.
Blow it so expertly as seldom to miss a mark fifteen or twenty yards off and that so violently as to kill squirrels and birds therewith. ” ROMANS 1775 “(The Cherokee children) at eight or ten years old, are very expert at killing small animals and birds with a sarbacan, or hollow cane, through which they blow a small dart, whose weakness obliges them to shoot at the eye of the larger sort of prey, which they seldom miss. ” TIMBERLAKE 1765. “This (the Yuchi blowgun) was almost exclusively used for bringing down small animals, squirrels and birds.