Using archaeology to find out hows things “should be” done? A response to a common question, by George Thomas Crawford
I am regularly asked about my connection to archaeology and my interest in primitive technology. I’ve also been chided by some people in the primitive tech community on behalf of other archaeologists because they (archaeologists) are not all directly interested in the primitive skills. There is so much more to the anthropology of material culture and our human past than just the replicative technology. It just happens to be what I’m into.
Many of my anthropological colleagues are way smarter and more focused than I am and go in for chemistry, microscopy studies, site and landform formation, human-animal interaction, plant-use, kinesiology, geology and humans, climate change, genetics, biocultural evolution, and a slew of other cool stuff that isn’t generally covered in the popular press.
But on that note, I scan…
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