Category Archives: primitive technology

World’s oldest string found at French Neanderthal site – tech – 13 November 2013 – New Scientist

World’s oldest string found at French Neanderthal site – tech – 13 November 2013 – New Scientist.

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Blackwater Draw Atlatl 2013

A few photos from the Blackwater Draw Atlatl 2013.

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Another Poster from the Paleoamerican Odyssey

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2012 Atlatl Competition

Mark your calendar…. October 27th Join us for the 12th Annual Blackwater Draw Atlatl Competition Check back soon for more details and the official poster.

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Clovis Eye Candy

Happy Vernal Equinox. We’re working on some new imagery for the Clovis site.  Everybody loves the points.  To think that this was probably stuck in the mammoth it was found with over 12,000 years ago.

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Bronze Age Technology

The recovered portion of the Dover Boat on display. Robin Wood is a remarkable traditional craftsman from Britain.  He has recently been involved with replicating the Dover Boat, a Bronze Age ship discovered in 1992 (see the news article here).  … Continue reading

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From the log of the Starship Enterprise

In January of 1967, an episode of Star Trek entitled “The Galileo Seven” aired, and caught the attention of Dr. George Agogino, a past Director of the Paleo-Indian Institute at Eastern New Mexico University. In the episode, Spock and his … Continue reading

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A Surprise Find

Sometimes in archaeology things don’t always go as planned, and sometimes the past hides gems under our noses (or boots). Last November, students working with ENMU faculty as a part of an NSF New Mexico EPSCoR grant gained experience in climate change … Continue reading

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Clovis Points

Clovis points from the Clovis site.  These likely all date to a few centuries around 11,000 RCYBP and most were found in association with Mammuthus columbi and a few with Bison antiquus.  The Clovis site contained at least 28 mammoths … Continue reading

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And the evidence continues to build.

Score one, possibly a definitive one, for the pre-Clovis people.  Below is an abstract from an article by Michael R. Waters et al published in the October, 2011 issue of Science that summarizes his findings concerning a projectile point lodged … Continue reading

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Mastodon State Park

This weekend Mastodon State Park, a location of Pleistocene age fossil deposits, in Imperial, Missouri will be featuring “Archaeology Days”.  Admission is free and activities include demonstrations on flintknapping, rock art, and clothing manufacture.  Additionally, visitors will have the opportunity … Continue reading

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Blackwater Draw Fall Atlatl Competition 2011

Join us at the Blackwater Draw site for the 11th Annual Fall Atlatl Competition. Whether you are new to dart throwing or have been at it for years, everyone is invited to participate in the 2011 Atlatl Throw.  Learn more … Continue reading

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