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Stone Age Hunter Gatherers ~ by WoodlandsTV

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Here historical expert Martin Patterson shares his vast knowledge of the Stone Age Hunter Gatherer period. His passion and skill is obvious as he shows us a range of replica tools and equipment he has fashioned from natural materials including a flint-headed axe, a scythe from deer antler, a fire-hardened digging stick and a range of spears for hunting - explaining how these would have been used and maintained in the Stone Age. Martin shows us needles from bone; how pine resin, soot and bees wax can make a sort of glue and how stinging nettle fibre would have been used like string to make trapping nets. He stresses the importance of looking after the natural environment - then and now - to encourage new growth and to ensure a regular harvest. http://www.handsonhistory.co.uk/. An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

Posted in: Skills, Survival ~ On: 22 May, 2017

38 comments so far

Nicolás Simón Monaj
October 19, 2018

el muñeco

Jul
February 25, 2019

Highly informative. Our next challenge will be to experiment these living conditions roaming radioactive wastelands…

Charles Carter
February 27, 2019

i have read that hunters and gatherers, societies such as that, thought rare still exist, and they do not normally work over about three hours a day, that is about 21 hours a week, the rest of the time they sit around doing what ever they want, the men do that is, The women are pretty busy cooking and getting water and doing ALL the stuff that has to be done, of course, women's work is never done, but hunders, the women actually do the gathering, or forageing, along with everything else. Sounds like a pretty good plan.

Victoria Contessotto
March 24, 2019

Sorry, I speak in Spanish, I’m trying to understand only what are the names of the tools, can somebody tell me please?

finn
March 30, 2019

Europeans are literally a synthesis of neaderthals and homo sapiens. we however are far more homo sapien than neaderthal homo sapiens wiped out neaderthals through interbreeding and warfare simply because they where the stronger race. I know you cant stand being linked with africans who are literally just a subgroup of the race that you too are a part of that being homo sapiens. fucking deal with it you Nazi scumbag

finn
March 30, 2019

work was pretty evenly distributed among the tribe but due to the lack of a large collection of possetions per individual there where far less chores and far far more time for social interaction. also what we refer to as "work" in these hunter gatherer societies is not the same type of alienating work found in the factory and the farm its literally just ensuring survival and wellbeing. the hunter gatherer age was not a utopia but it was far better than what we have today

Tam McD
March 30, 2019

You'll need to google the terms or stick this in "Google translate" – in rough order: flint, axe, pine resin, stinging nettle fiber, animal sinew, adze, beeswax, red deer antler, scythe, knapping, trapping net, plait, needles, bone or deer antler, Ice Age, 5:16 reindeer, red deer, roe deer, fallow deer, horses, European bison, wild boar, duck, geese, fish, insects; 6:55 digging stick, deer antler with barbs; spears, reindeer antler; stone-headed spear, throwing spear

Victoria Contessotto
April 11, 2019

Tam McD Thank you very much!!

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