Tag Archives: Primitive Technology

Catching Up on the Blog

Too many projects and too few hands have meant that the Blackwater Draw blog gets neglected more than it should.  Too much time is spent in petty bureaucracy, assisting other researchers with their personal projects, and fixing the many problems … Continue reading

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Open House 2015

2 May 2015 – Prehistory Day and Open House at the Blackwater Draw National Historic Landmark Join us for our part of New Mexico’s Cultural Heritage Month, May 2nd from 9:00 to 5:00.  This event is free and open to … Continue reading

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An Alibates Knife

Here’s an interesting Paleoindian biface made from banded Alibates chert.  It was apparently discovered by a local resident in the early 1970s.  The tool (knife) measures about 12 cm (4 3/4″) and is remarkably thin, with flaking consistent with other … Continue reading

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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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Prehistory Day at the Blackwater Draw NHL

Prehistory Day was successful, due to an excellent turnout, helpful volunteers, and great weather.  A special thanks goes out to the members of Mu Alpha Nu and their friends for helping out again this year.  Nearly 300 people turned out … Continue reading

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Bone Tools from the Broken Mammoth Site

Annalisa is a blogging archaeologist and artist living in Alaska.  This is a reblog of her SAA poster from this year.  Check out her Tumblr which contains many good archaeology bits as well as other interests from her life.

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Survival New Mexico!

Mark your calendars for the Survival: New Mexico weekend at El Rancho de las Golondrinas near Santa Fe August 24th and 25th, 2013. go to golondrinas.org to find out more.

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Wicker Mammoth Burning

A fun, and remarkably good-looking, mammoth sculpture in Bluff, Utah.  Set to burn on the solstice to honor the mammoth petroglyphs found nearby.  I love Bluff and wish I could get up there for the event.

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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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More Fine Photography

This is the raw photo.  It will undergo some cleanup via PhotoShop and we hope will become a postcard.

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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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