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Bulletin #1 - Spring 1991: The Founding Of The SPT

-THE FIRE WATCHERS: David Wescott, Editor

-A PAUSE FOR THOUGHT: Contrasting Viewpoints - Does Dressing The Part Detract From Authenticity? by Errett Callahan

-The Society Of Primitive Technology Organized by Steve Watts

-THE SOCIETY AS CAMPFIRE: A Look At How We Got Started by Errett Callahan

-THE VIEWS FROM THE CAMPFIRES' LIGHT: Introducing the Charter Members of the Society by SPT Board Members

-RESOURCE DIRECTORY: Announcements, Services, Workshops, Events, Resources, Publications, Videos

-FROM RE-CREATION COMES INSIGHT

-The Hand-Drill Fire by John McPherson

-Understanding Fire by Mors Kochanski

FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE:

-Introduction to Ceramic Replication by Maria-Louis Sidoroff

-What's the Color of Your Clay? by Maria-Louis Sidoroff

 -INSIGHTS - Comments from the Board

Arrowheads, Tools, Function and Interpretation by Jack Cresson

-RECONSTRUCTIVE TECHNOLOGY

-Arctic Archery by Errett Callahan

-TECHNOLOGY NEWS  - National and International

 

Bulletin #2 – Fall 1991: No Theme

-THE FIRE WATCHERS: Letters to the Editor

-A PAUSE FOR THOUGHT: The Making Of Science (Heaven Forbid!) by Errett Callahan

-Honoring Our Shared Heritage by Steve Watts

FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE: FIBERS

-Fiber Preparation by David Wescott & John McPherson

-Rediscovering Flax by Evard Gibby

-Agave Fibers by Carrie Wilson & Michael Ryan

-Cordage Making by Steven Edholm & Tamara Wilder

-The Basswood by Phillip D. Moore

-Tumplines, Carrying Nets and Belts by Alice Thlloch

-Caring For Old Textiles by Deborah G. Harding

FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE: ADHESIVES

-Mummy Varnish, Spruce Gum and Other Sticky Stuff by Scott Silsby

-Make Your Own Hide Glue by Jim Riggs

-Animal and Fish Glues by Jeffrey R. Schmidt

-Jr. Abo Camp ... A Photo Essay by John McPherson

-RESOURCE DIRECTORY - Announcements, Services, Workshops,

Events, Resources, Publications, Videos

-RECONSTRUCTIVE ARCHEOLOGY

-Arctic Archery: Part II by Errett Callahan

FROM RE-CREATION COMES INSIGHT

-Acoma Pueblo Pottery by Maria-Louise Sidoroff

-Primitive Pottery Firing by Maria-Louise Sidoroff

-Where There's No Tinder by E.J. (Joe) Pratt

-Your First Primitive Bow by Tim Baker

-AUTHOR RESPONDS - Scott Silsby

- PAINT IT WITH PRIDE - Essay by Doug Land

- BOOK REVIEW

 

Bulletin #3 – Spring 1992: House Projects

-THE FIRE WATCHERS: Sheltered In Prehistory by Steve Watts

-A PAUSE FOR THOUGHT: Craftsmen of Necessity by Christopher Williams

-FROM CONCEPTION TO CONSTRUCTION

-More Than Just A Shelter by Susan Eirich-Dehne

-Development of The Encampment

-Some Shelter Concepts by Mors Kochanski

-Caddo House Reconstruction: Anatomy Of A Project by Scooter Cheatham

-Tools and Materials by Errett Callahan

-Hawaiian Lashing Methods

-Why Build A Traditional House by John & Ela White

-North American House Projects - Photos and Graphs by Errett Callahan

-Flevo-Polder Project: Holland 1976

-RESOURCE DIRECTORY

FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE

- "Rocking On" With The Paiute Deadfall by Jim Riggs

-Trapping: A New/Old Look by Matt McMahon

-TECHNOLOGY NEWS: National and International

-EXPERIMENTATION TO ADAPTATION

-The Cause Of Arrow Speed by Tim Baker

-Construction Of A Slit-Rib Bone Knife by Steve Watts

-A Cordage Backed Bow by Dick Baugh

-BULLETIN BOARD - SPT Member Notices

-WHAT'SIT by Wryley Hunter

 

Bulletin #4 – Fall 1992: Projectile Technology

-THE FIRE WATCHERS: When The People Gather by David Wescott

-Primitive Technology In A Museum Setting by Randy Ledford

-Anasazi by Evard Gibby and Merlin Yost

-A PAUSE FOR THOUGHT: Flintknapping, Elitism, and Fracture Geometry by Errett Callahan

-Primitive Technology and The "New"Archaeology by Maria Sidoroff

-FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE - HAND-THROWN PROJECTILES

-Primitive Hunting Equipment by Scooter Cheatham

-The Non-Returning Boomerang by Erett Callahan

-Using Natural Wood Elbows by Ray Rieser

-Tuning A Throwing Stick by Robert Forest

-Reflections on the Rabbit Stick by Jim Allen

-Southeastern Indian Rabbit Sticks by Steve Watts

-Responses to What'sit #3 by Wryley Hunter

-EXPERIMENTATION TO ADAPTATION

-Throwing Darts With The Baton de Commandement by Paul Comstock

-Thong-Thrown Arrows and Spears by Tim Baker

- Great Basin Atlatls by Steve Allely

-Reconstructing A Generic Basketmaker Atlatl by Wryley Hunter

-ATLATLS: Throwing/or Distance by Craig Ratzat

-Stealth Technology 1992 B.C. by William R. Perkins

-Bullroarers by Tom Hackett

-TECHNOLOGY NEWS: National and International

- A Fire-By-Friction Set by Ben Walker

-Uses 0/Birch Bark by Jim Miller

-Tan Your Hides With Nature's Tools by Jim Miller

-The Goysich Hand-Drill by Jim Allen

-Technology Notes- Dan Dustin

-Croton Point Weekend Pottery Workshop by Barry Keegan

-A Method For Firing Primitive Pottery by Evard Gibby

-A Pottery Bibliography by Maria Sidoroff

-How To Cook In Primitive Pottery by Collected Writings

-WHAT'SIT #4- Fire

 

Bulletin #5 – Spring 1993: Stone Tools

-THE FIRE WATCHERS: A Tapestry of Winter by Carol Hart

-A PAUSE FOR THOUGHT: Aboriginal Cookery by Alice Ross

-FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE

-Make A Mountain Bark Basket by Doug Elliott

-Construction Of The Juniper Berry Basket by Jim Riggs

-Introduction To Tule Ethnobotany by Norm Kidder

-Western Wampum by Sylvia Thalman and Don Theiler

-Eastern Wampum by Maria Sidoroff

-EXPERIMENTATION: CELTS AND AXES

-Celts at Pamunkey and Cahokia by Errett Callahan

-Personal Notes On Celt Use by Larry Kinsella

-CHOPPERS, AXES, CELTS, HAMMERS - Photographs

-Manufacture Of Ground Stone Axes by Paul Hellweg

-Greenstone Woodworking Tools by Scott Silsby

- Atlatl Weights by Bob Perkins

-Finding Hidden Tracks by Charles Worsham

6-TECHNOLOGY NEWS: National and International

- The Miracle Of Fire By Friction by Dick Baugh

-Don't Be A Knapping Vandal by Curtis Tunnell

-The ABC's Of Flintknapping by John Holland

-The Unsung Shelter by Jim Allen

-Medicine Bow Wickiups by Errett Callahan

-Stone Tool Basics: Chart by Steve Watts

-Observations On A Hafted Adze by George Price

- WHAT'SIT#5

-Guidelines For Authors

 

Bulletin #6 – Fall 1993: Water Craft

-THE FIRE WATCHERS: Historic Voyagers by Maria Sidoroff

-FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE

-Primitive Fiber Bundle Watercraft: A Materials Primer by Steve Watts

-Mud and Fire: Tools Of The Dugout Canoe Maker by Terry Powell

-A Carved Boat From The Northwest Coast by Gregg Blomberg

-The Ancient Coracle by Maria Sidoroff

-GA-O-WO: Building an Iroquios Elm Bark Canoe by Michael Kerwin

-Canoe Tree by D.R. Doerres

-Tule Boats by Dick Baugh

-Danish Neolithic Boat Project by Errett Callahan

-EXPERIMENTATION - DRILLING

-Making Fire With a Pump-Drill by Charles Worsham

-Pump-Drills: Their Design, Construction and Attunement by Anthony Follari

- Some Thoughts on Danish Flint Technology by Michael Stafford

-Updated Fracture Mechanics: From Hertz to Archaeology to Cones by J.B. Sollberger

-Primitive Travel Gear by Matt McMahon

- A Simple Shaving Horse For Bowmaking by Douglas Macleod

-Dealing With Museums by John Whittaker

-Modern Implications of Primitive Maple Sugaring Techniques by Deborah A. Duchon

-Stalking the Wild "One-Leggeds" by Jim Miller

-Processing Acorns by Errett Callahan

-Making Pitch Sticks by Evard Gibby

-Calories and Economy by Thomas Elpel

 

Bulletin #7 – Spring 1994: Primitive Art

-THE FIRE WATCHERS: Images In Stone

-Animals, Art and Anima by Steve Watts

-A Painted Paleolithic Cave by Jean Courtin and Jean Clottes

-More Light On The Subject: Oil Lamps by Maria-Louis Sidoroff

-PAUSE FOR THOUGHT: Artifacts and Ethics by Tom Elpel

-"Abo" Ethics by Alice Tulloch

-ANOTHER THOUGHT: Ethics & Collecting by David Wescott

-FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE

-Making a "Primitive Primitive" Thrusting Spear by Steve Watts

-Jabbing and Throwing Spears by Scooter Cheatham

-A Mammoth Undertaking by Errett Callahan, PhD

-Knife Hafting Techniques by Charles Spear

-A Basketmaker Knife System by David Holladay

-Replicating The Elko Eared Point by Greg Nunn

-ON THE GREEN SIDE

-Plants by Jim Allen

-Purslane: A Personal Perspective by James Gillaspy, PhD

-Plaited Yucca Sandals –by Paul Campbell

-Rivercane Arrows by Steve Watts

-EXPERIMENTATION & INSIGHTS

-Buckskin Babblings by Alice Tulloch

-Secrets Of Sinew by Dick Baugh

-Platforms To Prehistory by Jack Cresson

- Hafting and Natural Glues by Charles Spear

-Dodi Ben Ami by Maria Sidoroff

-A 1500's Lenape Indian Village by Chris Stieber & Cindy Dickert

 

Bulletin #8 – Fall 1994: At The Water’s Edge

-THE FIRE WATCHERS: Swamp Dancers by Doug Elliot

-A PAUSE FOR THOUGHT: Traditionalism vs. Modernism by Errett Callahan

-Mrs. Kompost's Extraordinary Cattail Leaf Visor by Steve Watts

-Cattail Dolls by Mors Kochanski

-Adventures With the Versatile Tule by Jim Riggs

-A Pomo Tule Doll by Norm Kidder

-The Ancient Art of Split Willow Sculpture by Tom Elpel

-Palmetto Hat by Ray Bornstein

-Netting Notes by Steve Watts

-Freehand Netting by Mors Kochanski

-Gathering Wild Foods by Jim Miller

FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE

-Yucca and Agave Sandals by Paul Campbell

-Hafting Ideas by Virgil Hayes

-The Bronze Age in Grinnell by John Whittaker

-EXPERIMENTATION & INSIGHTS

-The Holmegaard Bow: Fact and Fiction by Errett Callahan, PhD

-Slim, Trim, and Paleo-Indian by Vaughn Bryant, Jr.

-Food Gathering Methods by Charles Spear

-Multifunctionality of Pebbles by Sophie de Beaune

-The Sampson Deadfall by James Andal

-Knapping Illustrated by Charles Spear

-Glue -A Book Review by Tamara Wilder

-Roast of the Century by Mark Rosacker & Susan Burneson

- Fire by Norm Kidder

-Fire Materials by Dick Baugh

-Tinder Bundle by Charles Worsham

- Metaphors for Living by Tom Elpel

 

Bulletin #9 – Spring 1995: Music and Woodwork

-THE FIRE WATCHERS: The Music of Prehistory by Laurence Libin

-A PAUSE FOR THOUGHT: One Last Thought

-Sounds From The Past - Lightning Bird / Louray Caverns

-The Stones by Maria Sidoroff

-What Sound Do Gourds Make by Steve Watts

-Primitive Flutes Made of Bone by Manuel Lizarralde

-Central California Music by Norm Kidiler

-California Elderwood Flute by Paul Campbel

-Wing-Bone Whistle by Rob Withrow

-Making A Drum by Robin Brown

-The Chippewa Courting Flute by Randal Kinkade

-The Flageolet by Charles Spear

-Glossary of Musical Instruments by David Wescott

-Shell Trumpets by Steve Watts  

-WOODWORKING

-Ancient Wood Carving Kit Cache by Steve Allely

-Northwest Coast Carving by Gregg Blomberg

-Carving Green Wood: NW Coast Ladles by Gregg Blomberg

-Bent-Corner Box Making by Gregg Blomberg

-Making an Elbow Adze by Gregg Blomberg

-Functional Motions by Errett Callahan

-Wood Under Stress by Hari Heath

-The Three-Stick Roycroft Pack by Dick Baugh

-Hands-Free Vice & Switchblade by George Stewart

-Stone-Tool Quickie Bow by Jim Riggs

-Sticks and Stones by Barry Keegan

-The Hazards of Roadkills by Alice Tulloch

-A Dogbane Net by Jeff Gottleib

-Notes On Polypore Fungi by R. Alan Mounier

-Pomo Netting by Norm Kidder

-Subcutaneous Stitch for Buckskin by Chris Morasky

-Seeing by Jim Allen

-Pop Shaker by Rob Withrow

 

Bulletin #10 – Fall 1995: Bone, Tooth and Antler

-THE FIRE WATCHERS: Tradition vs. Technology by Norm Kidder

-A PAUSE FOR THOUGHT: An Ongoing Discussion

-BONE WORKING

-Bone Working Basics by Steve Watts

-An Experiential Exercise by David Wescott and David Holladay

-Making Puebloan Bone Awls by Janet Mathews and Leslie Murlock

-Working Hides With Bone and Antler by Tamara Wilder and Steven Edholm

-From The Leg Of The Deer by Roy H. Brown

-Leg-Bone Tools and Art by David Holladay and David Wescott

-Notes On Bone Needles by Chris Morasky

-The Scapular Saw by Norm Kidder

-ANTLER & TOOTH WORKING

-Making A Reduced Antler Flaker by Steven Edholm

-Antler Billets by Charles Spear

-Fire on Ice by Paul Scheighardt

-Shark Tooth Tools by Robin C. Brown

-EXPERIENTIAL PROJECTS

-Removing The Hooves From Deer – Tamara Wilder

-An Aboriginal Airbrush by Wiley Woods

-Reproduction of Prehistoric Sickles by Manuel Cortina and Javier Preysler

-Indian Angling by Paul D. Campbell

-The Pottery of Mata Ortiz by Walter parks

-Bark Canteens by Anthony Folari

-Affects of Stone Projectile Points by William R. Perkins

-Making Throw Sticks Fly Straight by Norm Kern

-Solberger Memorial by Errett Callahan

-A 30-Minute Bow by Jim Miller

-Primitive Lifeskills Club by Tycho Holcomb and Colin Adams

-Using Stone Tips by Errett Callahan

Archeon by Maria-Louise Sidorff

Atlatl Elbow by Ray Strischek

The Art of Nothing by Thomas J. Elpel

 

Bulletin #11 – Spring 1996: Primitive Technology For Kids

-THE FIRE WATCHERS: Coming of Age by Jim Allen

-A PAUSE FOR THOUGHT: State of The Society - The First Five Years

-PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS FOR KIDS

-The Versatile Throwing Stick by Jim Allen

-Teaching Primitive Skills to Children: A Place to Begin by Wanda DeWaard

-Creating a Low-Tech Atlatl by Charles Spear

-Wildchild: An Evolving Curriculum by Patrick Munson

-Sharing Oldways With the Young – Norm Kidder

-Floating With the Hand-Drill by Chris Morasky

-What to Teach Kids and Why by Dick Baugh

-Awakening the Primal Storyteller by Robin Moore

-The Bow-drill Fire For Young Kids by Robin Moore

-Ashcakes by Thomas J. Elpel

-Primitive Skills In Today’s Schools by Maria-Louise Sidoroff

- Rudimentary Fist Pottery by Charles Spear

-Teach Primitive Skills To Kids Through Scouting by Evard Gibby

-The Underlying Survival Skills of Teaching by Ricardo Sierra

-The Amazing Coal-Burned Spoon by Ricardo Sierra

-Basic Mat-Making For Children by Jeff Gottlieb  

-Buckskins For Beginners by She’ome Walker Rose

-Baby Carrying by Carrie Ryan

-EXPERIMENTAL & RESEARCH PROJECTS

-Explorer Park's Work Shelter by Daniel Abbott

-The Basics of Biface Knapping - Introduction by Errett Callahan, PhD.

-Yucca Slab Survival Sandals by Paul Campbell

-Card Weaving by Bart and Robin Blankenship

-Making Iroquois-Style Cornhusk Moccasins by Barry Keegan

-Time and Labor Economy Among the Sierra Miwok by Alice Tulloch

-Book Review by Errett Callahan

-Artifact and Project Recording by Dr. Leland Gilsen

-A View From The Ridge by Errett Callahan, SPT President

 

Bulletin #12 – Fall 1996: Lower Paleo Tools

-THE FIRE WATCHERS: Lower Paleolithic Tools by John J. Shea

-A PAUSE FOR THOUGHT: Collective Vision by Catherine St. John, Ph.D

-Handaxes by Lyall Watson, from Lightning Bird

-LOWER PALEOLITHIC TOOLS

-The Lower Paleolithic: 2,000,000 Years Ago by Steve Watts

-Paleo "Bashed" Tools by Charles Spear

-The Bipolar Technique by Errett Callahan, Eb. .

-Easy To Make "Pebble" Tools - aul Hellweg

-from APE #1 – Oldowan, Abbevillian, Acheulean by Errett Callahan, Ed.

-A Quick Guide To Old World Tools by Steve Watts

-The Birth Of The Biface by Scott Jones

-Handaxemanship by Steve Watts

-EXPERIMENTAL & RESEARCH PROJECTS

-Making Cordage By Hand by Norm Kidder

-On The Cutting Edge: Stone Tool Bow Making by Bart & Robin Blankenship

-The Dugout Canoe by Jim Dina

-Brains, Bones, and Hot Springs by Matt Richards

-Wild Plants Economics by Thomas J. Elpel

-Hand-Drill Fire Making by Steven EdhoJm

-Corn Mortar by Steve Watts

-Conquering The Darkness by Benjamin Pressley

-California Trap Triggers by Paul Campbell

-What's In A Knap Kit by Jack Cresson

-The Chumash Sling by Paul Campbell

-More On Friction Fire by Evard Gibby

-Ready To Use Stone Containers by Jeff Gottlieb

-A Cucurbit Flute by John Lovaas

-Responses to PTN #3

-The Carrying of Children by Carrie Ryan

-Seeing by Jim Allen

 

Bulletin #13 - Spring 1997: Foods and Cooking

-THE FIRE WATCHERS: Pumpkins by Alice Ross 

-A PAUSE FOR THOUGHT: Turning Back the Clock by Maria-Louis Sidoroff 

-Early Man from the American Museum of Natural History

-Picking up Pawpaws by Doug Elliot 

-Sweet Acorn Mush by Paul Campbell 

-Working with Black Walnuts by Thomas Stock 

-The Nutting Stone by Steve Watts 

-Persimmon Cuisine by Doug Elliot 

-Soapstone Bowls by David Allison 

-Bone Chisels by Steve Watts 

-Perforated Stone Slabs by Scott Jones 

-Primitive Cooking by Norm Kidder 

-Those Little Things by Tycho Holcomb 

-Drying Food by Molly Miller 

-A Pit Bake by Tamara Wilder 

-Earth Play-Camas Bake by She’om 

-An Oven of Mud and Straw by Scott Kuipers 

-Bread Ovens in Syria by Dr. Noor Mulder-Heymans 

-EXPERIMENTAL AND RESEARCH PROJECTS

-Time and Labor Economy – Part 2 by Alice Tulloch 

-Rat al Mesquite by Paul Campbell 

-Hand Fishing by Doug Elliot 

– The Fire Plow by Bart & Robin Blankenship

-Primitive Tanning Tips by Matt Richards 

-MEMBERS RESPOND: Short Essays and News

-Spindle Coal Technique by John Leeds 

-Pocket-size Plant Press by Evard Gibby 

-Native Nutrition: A Review by Jeff Gottlieb 

-Wet-Scrape: A Review by Alice Tulloch 

-A Leaf-Shaped Biface by Paul Schweighardt 

-The Information Gatherers by Thomas J. Elpel

 

Bulletin #14 - Fall 1997:  Northern Skills

-THE FIRE WATCHERS: A tribute to Errett Callahan by Steve Watts

-A PAUSE FOR THOUGHT: Circumpolar People

-DUODJI – Sami Handicrfats by Gunvor Guttorm

-PEOPLE OF THE FOREST

-Sami Birch Bark Work by D. A. Torma

-Sapmi: Land of the Sami by Lynx

-Building A Lavvu by Nathan Muus

-The Sami Ghoatti by D. A. Torma

-Sambe Winter Boots by Lynx

-A Northern Birch Bark Lodge by Brent Ladd

-Open Hearth Fire in a Wigwam by Danny August

-Fire in the Boreal Forest by Mors Kochanski

-The Fenno-Ugrian Two Wood Bow by Ragnar Insulander

-Camper’s Pampers by Doug Elliot

-The Roycroft Snowshoe by Mors Kochanski and T. A. Roycroft

-PEOPLE OF THE ICE

-Feathers, Fashion, and Food by Jill Oakes

-Keewatin-Style Footwear by Jill Oakes

-Building Igloos by Christof Hagen

-Survey of A West Greenland Kayak by Wolfgang Brink

-EXPERIMENTATION AND RESEARCH

-Care and Storage of Hides by Steven Edholm and Tamara Wilder

-Northern Skills Head South by Scott Jones

-Primitive Weapons by Scooter Cheatham

-Hafting Methods by Virgil Hayes

-MEMBERS RESPOND: Short Essays and News

-The Sled by Jim Miller

-Gathering Your Own by Vince Pinto

-A Digueno Sandal by Paul Campbell

-More Roadkill Safety by Evard Gibby

– Adaptability by Thomas J. Elpel

 

Bulletin #15  - Spring 1998:  Ceramics

-THE FIRE WATCHERS: Another Look at Clay by Steven Edholm & Tamara Wilder

-Pottery Construction Sequence and Salvage Strategies by Steve Watts

-A PAUSE FOR THOUGHT: Archaeological Site Reporting by Scott Jones

-CERAMIC EXPERIMENTS

-Laurel Ceramics by Michael Budak

-Organic Paint Sources by Clint Swink

-The Dirt on Color by Steven Edholm & Tamara Wilder

-Problem Solving in Ceramics by Errett Callahan, Daniel Abbot & Kelly Viars

-Sure-Fire Way to Fire Pots by John Olsen

-Recycling a Broken Pot by Steve Watts

-Recreating Peru’s Past Pottery by Carol Mackey & Maria-Louis Sidoroff

-Reduction Fired Earthenware by Oliver Kent & David Dawson

-Sherds of Evidence by Jenny Shiels

-News From the Archaic Kitchen by Scott Jones

-Kids and Clay by Jeff Gottlieb

-FROM RESEARCH TO EXPERIMENTATION & APPLICATION

-Feathers, Fashion, and Food by Jill Oakes

-Keewatin-Style Footwear by Jill Oakes

-Building Igloos by Christof Hagen

-Survey of A West Greenland Kayak by Wolfgang Brink

-EXPERIMENTATION AND RESEARCH

-Getting Away in an Elm Bark Canoe by Jim Dina

-Cactus Spine Fish Hooks by Nils Behn

-The Black Gum Tree by Doug Elliot

-Wood Ashes & Hide Tanning by Matt Richards & Michelle Riley

-Cheyenne-style Gaming Basket by Deborah Harding

-Technology of Good Grooming by Paul Campbell

-MEMBERS RESPOND: Short Essays and News

-Jerusalem Artichoke: Friend or Foe by Jim Allen

-Earth Play, Basket Day by She’om Walker Rose

-Book Review by Deborah Harding

-Book Review by Scott Jones

-Book Review by Maria-Louise Sidoroff

– Figurines of Clay and Stone by Maria-Louise Sidoroff

 

Bulletin #16  - Fall 1998: Useful Plants

-THE FIRE WATCHERS: Getting Starged by Christopher Nyerges

-A Worldwide Guide To Nature’s Foods by Christopher Nyerges

-A PAUSE FOR THOUGHT: A Developing Gathering Ethic by Steven Edholm and Tamara Wilder

-Mega-Plants by Scooter Cheatham

-Small Seeds by Alice Tulloch

-Staff of Life by Christopher Nyerges

-Orno Experiment by David Holladay

-Sugar and Salt by Paul Campbell

-Sweet Tooth: Best Wild Food Sugars and Desserts by Christopher Nyerges

-The Great Agave Hunt by David Holladay

-Yucca and Agave by Albert Abril

-Thigh-Rolled Cordage by E.J. Pratt

-Stay Clean: Nature’s Most Useful Soaps by Christopher Nyerges

-Deep Roots by Scott Jones

-California Digging Sticks by Paul Campbell

-The Story of Kudzu by William Shurtleff & Akiko Aoyagi

-EXPERIMENTATION AND RESEARCH

-Simple Weaving Technique by John Leeds

-Plants of the Gods by Maria-Louise Sidoroff

-Cutting Cattails by Steve Watts

-Birch Bark Basket by John Yost

-Hunting with Primitive Bows by Chris Morasky

-Observations On Goatskin by Vaughn Terpack

-The Back and The Beam by Vaughn Terpack

-Reflections on Stone Tool Reproductions by Hugo Nami

-Earthlodge: A Design by Scott Jones

-Bow Making Charts by Chas. Spear

-MEMBERS RESPOND: Short Essays and News

-On The Purpose For Learning Flintknapping by Chas. Spear

-Up in Smoke by Jim Miller

-From Berry to Boat by Tamarak Song

 

Bulletin #17 - Spring 1999: Fibers

-THE FIRE WATCHERS: The String Revolution by Maria-Louise Sidoroff

-A PAUSE FOR THOUGHT: Quality Public Education by Hank Buchmeyer

-The World is Tied Together by Christopher Nyerges

-The Ties That Bind & The Bindings That Tie by Norm Kidder

-Yucca Leaf Lashing by Steve Watts

-Looped String Bags by Bonnie Montgomery

-Androgynous Objects Book Review by Deborah Harding

-Agave & Yucca: Part 2 by Albert Abril

-Useful Roots and Fibers of the Cabbage Palm by Mark Butler

-Dogbane (Apocynum species) by Jeff Gottlieb

-Making Fast Cordage by John Leeds

-U’kuyus Basketry by Allice Tulloch & Judith Polanich, Ph.D.

-Serilla’s Chuspa: A Bolivian Textile by Susy Suárez

-The Hohokam Cotton Industry by Barbara Gronemann

-EXPERIMENTATION AND RESEARCH

-Southeastern Indian Rivercane Blowgun by Steve Watts

-The Function of Shell Temper in Pottery by Michael K. Budak

-Flintknapper’s Syndrome by Errett Callahan & Gene Titmus

-The Bow From Stellmoor: Oldest in the World by Ragnar Insulander

-Bowmaking Tips by Charles Spear

-Fish Poison by Paul Campbell

-RESOURCE DIRECTORY: Spring 1999

-MEMBERS RESPOND: Short Essays and News

-Leather Preparation and Tanning: Book Review by Matt Richards

-Flint & Steel Challenge by Ken Wee

-Fire By Friction with Damp Wood by Dick Baugh

-Prepared Flake-Core Technique in Patagonia by Hugo Nami

-Nypon Soppa by Lynx Shepherd

-Soy Lecithin Tanning by Ken Wee

-Primitive Softening Tool by Randy Breeuwsma

-The Latest Tanning Tips by Matt Richards

-Tarzan’s Creator Muses on Y2K by Edgar Rice Burroughs

 

Bulletin #18  - Fall 1999: House Building

-THE FIRE WATCHERS: Time Present – Time Past by Steve Watts

-A PAUSE FOR THOUGHT: The Old Rag Archaeology Project by Steve Watts

-HOUSE BUILDING

-What Do We Learn From Building Houses by David Wescott

-ETHNOGRAPHY

-Shelter: A Continuum of Simplicity by Paul Campbell

-PRIMITIVE TECHNOLOGY

-Earthlodge II by Scott Jones

-LIVING ARCHAEOLOGY

-Learning At The Hearth: Applied Primitive Skills by Steve Watts

-EXPERIMENTAL ARCHAEOLOGY

-Lower Catawba River House Project by Steve Watts

-Methodology and Documentation by Errett Callahan

-RESEARCH & EXPERIMENTATION 

-Neophytic Notes on Fire by Alan Mounier

-Selecting Bow-drill Components by Christopher Nyerges

-Friction Fire For the Downhearted by Jim Allen

-Ishi Sticks by Errett Callahan

-Atlatl Spurs by Ray Stischek

-Intuitive Physics by Nicholas Chambers

-RESOURCE DIRECTORY: 2000

-MEMBERS RESPOND: Short Essays and News

-Notes on an Unusual Game String by Henry Koerper

-Tribute to John P. Pfeiffer 

-Greens of Winter by Violet Snow

-Tails in Time by Jim Miller

-Northern Arrowwood by Paul Trotta

-Closing the Triangle: A Quest for Rapa Nui

 

Bulletin #19 - Spring 2000: Clothing

-THE FIRE WATCHERS: Time Travelers by Steve Watts

-A PAUSE FOR THOUGHT: Clothing, Footwear, and Adornment by David Wescott

-BODY ART

-Marks of Identity – by Maria Louise Sidoroff

-CLOTHING

-The Cedar: Peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast by Caren Larrsen

-A Basin Sage Brush Skirt and Top by Evard Gibby 

-Felting By Hand by Jack Fee 

-The Rabbit Skin Blanket by Paul Campbell 

-FOOTWEAR

-Iceman’s Shoes by Charles Spears

-Ft. Rock Cave Sage Brush Sandals by Steve Alleley 

-Early Woodland Vegetal Fiber Slippers by Joan Miller 

-Rivelins, Pampooties, and Brogues by Alice Tulloch 

-Basic Footwear of the Southeastern Tribes by Guy Darry Wood 

-ADORNMENT

-Learn The Drill by Scott Jones

-RESEARCH & EXPERIMENTATION

-Observations at a Pottery Firing by Maria Louise Sidoroff

-Bark-Tan Babblings by Alice Tulloch

-Recreating Missing Tools by Harry B. Iceland and Jessica S. Johnson 

-Processing Deer – Using The Whole Animal by Lynx Shepherd 

-The Manzanita by Christopher Nyerges 

-Trash Mulberry Tree Fibers by Charles Spears 

-MEMBERS RESPOND: Short Essays and News 

-Tanning Using Soy Lecithin Granules by John Yost

-Survival Pressure Flakers by Barry Keegan 

-Book Review by Scooter Cheatham

-Professional Developments by Scott Jones & Dr. R.M. Gramly

-Vinegar Of Four Thieves by Christopher Nyerges

-Passing The Flame by Denyce Bigley

-Flint and Steel Revisited by Ken Wee 

-Klamath Twined Tule Visor by Norm Kidder

 

Bulletin #20  - Fall 2000:  Transportation

-THE FIRE WATCHERS: Living History as Research by Jay Anderson

-A PAUSE FOR THOUGHT: What is Mastery by Errett Callahan

-AFLOAT

-Construction and Sailing Characteristics of a Pre-Columbian Raft Replica 

     by Cameron Smith and John Haslett

-Bamboo Raft Project by Steve Watts

-Building a Birch-Bark Canoe by Jim Miller

-AFOOT

-Travel Among California Indians by Paul Campbell 

-Putting on the Miles: A Test of Traditional Sandalwear by Matt Graham 

-ABOUT

-Legends of the Fall Line: Geography of Transportation by Scott Jones 

-A Rawhide and Willow Burden Basket by Steve Watts 

-Horse Transportation on the Northern Plains by Lynx Shepherd 

-RESEARCH AND EXPERIMENTATION

-Experiments With Danish Mesolithic Microblade Technology by Errett Callahan

-Evidence Supporting the Use of the Atlatl as a Primary Procurement Weapon of Prehistoric   

     America by William R. Perkins 

-Bark Tanning by Matt Richards 

-Bipolar Percussion by Steve Watts 

-MEMBERS RESPOND: Short Essays and News 

-The Promentory Peg by George Michaud

-Bark-Tan Babblings Revisited by Matt Richards 

-Walking With Ishi by Joyce Ann Harwood

-Fire-by-Friction Methods of the Australian Aborigines by Dick Baugh

-The Stone Saw by Norm Kidder 

Bulletin #21 - Spring 2001: Lithic Technology

-THE FIRE WATCHERS: The State of Flintknapping by Jack Cresson

-A PAUSE FOR THOUGHT: Setting the Stage by David Wescott

-PROJECTS AND APPLICATIONS

-The Grey Ghosts of Gustine by Joyce Ann Harwood

-Bryan Rinehart’s Tools and Home by Errett Callahan

-Quarry Spalling: The Fine Art of Massive Fracture by Scott Jones

-A Short History…of the Short History …of a Slate Knife by Steve Watts 

-How a Chumash Cert Knife Was Constructed by Joe Dabill 

-Points of Light, Dreams of Glass: An Introduction to Vitrum Technology by Ray Harwood 

-Lithic Challenge by Alice Tulloch 

-The Hoko Knife by Dick Baugh 

-A Stone Point Testimonial by Tom Ranney 

-The Versatile Leaf Point by Steve Watts 

-RESEARCH AND EXPERIMENTATION

-Archeological Evidence of Rotator Cuff Injury by Errett Callahan

-Replication, Use and Repair of an Arrowhead by Peter Kelterborn 

-Just Scraping By: Beyond the Biface Bias by Scott Jones 

-Striking Flakes From a Core – Direct Percussion by Steve Watts 

-Quickie Rawhide Burden Basket by Goode Jones 

-Alternative Hide-Stretch Lacing Method by Goode Jones 

-Scandanavian Bark Shoes: Birchbark vs. Basswood by Barry Keegan 

-MEMBERS RESPOND: Short Essays and News

-The “T” or “Clip” Type Deadfall Trigger by Tom Cartwright

-Lessons From Stone Age Living by Chris Morasky 

-Flint and Steel Challenge: Concluded by Ken Wee

-Fur Brain Tanning by George Michaud

-Starting Your Own Wilderness Program by Ricardo Sierra

-Percussion and Pressure Tips by Chas. Spear

 

Bulletin #22  - Fall 2001: Fire And Its Uses

-THE FIRE WATCHERS: By The Fire by Steve Watts

-A PAUSE FOR THOUGHT: A Shared Accountability by David Wescott

-FIRE APPLICATIONS

-The Hand-drill Fire by Paul Campbell

-Mastering The Hand-Drill by Chris Nyerges

-The Hand-Drill Revisited by David Wescott

-Hand-Drill Fires for the Wee Folk by Danny August 

-Tried and True Bow-Drill Materials from the S.E. by Steve Watts 

-Some Uses of Fire by Norm Kidder 

-At The Hearth of Aboriginal Australia by Denise Ellen Ashman 

-Small-Scale Thermal Alteration by Scott Jones 

-A Burned Flint Experiment by Errett Callahan 

-A Small-Scale Primitive Pottery Firing Strategy by Steve Watts 

-Steam Bending Wood by Norm Kidder 

-Arrow Straightening by Dick Baugh

-RESEARCH AND EXPERIMENTATION

-Gnawing Desire: The Role of Beavers in Prehistoric Culture by Scott Jones

-Drilling Technology by Jeff Gottlieb 

-A New Idea: Compression-Hafted Drill by David Holladay 

-Compression Hafted Knife by Jack Cresson 

-Wooden Billets by Jack Cresson 

-Wooden Pressure Flakers by Scott Jones 

-Brain Tanned Buffalo Hides by Marcus Klek

-Micro Blade Knapping by Hugo Nami 

-MEMBERS RESPOND: Short Essays and News 

-Quick Access Quiver by Goode Jones

-The Tulloch Challenge by Norm Kidder 

-Craft or Art by Errett Callahan

-From the Kitchen to Camp by Chuck Kritzon

-Learning About Acorns by Christopher Nyerges

-Pound Ridge Project Revisited by B.W. Powell

-Mate by Charles Spear 

-Primitive Fishing by James Willer

 

Bulletin #23 - Spring 2002: International Projects

-THE FIRE WATCHERS: The President’s Address by Steve Watts

-A PAUSE FOR THOUGHT: Primitive Technology Revisited Again by David Wescott

-Peter Reynolds A Dedication

-PIONEERS

-I Built a Stone Age House by Jay Anderson

-Lejre Today by Janet Snyder

-Butser Ancient Farm by Jay Anderson

-Welcome to Butser Ancient Farm by Butser.org 

-The Beginnings–Living Archaeology or Applied Technology by Jay Anderson 

-The Pamunkey Indian Museum Displays by Errett Callahan 

-An Interview With Hans de Haas by Steve Watts & Dave Wescott 

-Hans de Haas: The Gentle Giant by Errett Callahan 

-EDUCATION AND INTERPRETATION

-Conducting Lithic Experiments by Jacques Pelegrin

-German Experimental Archaeology by Jurgen Weiner & Karen Drechsel 

-Old Scotness Broch In The Shetland Islands by Alice Tulloch 

-Fish Skin As A Prehistoric Material by Lucy Williams & Dr. Linda Hurcombe 

-Fish Skin Bags by Jim Miller 

-EXPERIMENTAL ARCHAEOLOGY – PRIMITIVE TECHNOLOGY

-Smashing Success: Pleistocene Lithic Replication by Scott Jones

-The Kootenai River Stone Age Living Project by Lynx Shepherd 

-Paleolithic Lamps and Their Specialization: A Hypothesis by Sophie A. De Beaune 

-CULTURAL PRESERVATION

-Notes On A Traditional Ainu Vessel Replica by Cameron Smith & Peter Panek

-I Belong To This Country by Dick Baugh 

-Future Camps: One Model For Preserving Culture by Denise Ashman 

-Ethnography by David Wescott 

-MEMBERS RESPOND: Short Essays and News 

-Quartz Comments by Scott Jones

-The Tulloch Challenge by Goode Jones 

-The Tuning of Atlatl Darts by Errett Callahan

 

 Bulletin #24 - Fall 2002: Gifts From The Earth

-THE FIRE WATCHERS: Domestication of The Species by Steve Watts

-A PAUSE FOR THOUGHT: To Reach Into Your Heart by Carol Hart

-AGRICULTURE/HORTICULTURE

-Was Agriculture a Good Idea by Norm Kidder

-Fire and The Traditional Garden by Jim Dina

-Antlers In The Garden by Steve Watts

-Planting For The Future by Clayton Brascoupe

-Mortar and Pestle by Paul Campbell 

-Primitive Gourdcraft by Scott Jones 

-Silviculture by Errett Callahan 

-FROM THE EARTH

-Subsistence Patterns

-The Adventure Of Learning About Wild Foods by Christopher Nyerges 

-Food Sources of The Kootenai River Project by Lynx Shepherd 

-Primitive Traveling Kit by Matt Graham 

-Pottery Firing in Peru by Maria-Louise Sidoroff 

-How to Paint a Mammoth by Chuck Kritzon 

-A Pigment Processing Slab by Sophie A. De Beaune 

-EXPERIMENTAL PROJECTS

-The Burial Mound Project by Steve Watts

-This Old House by Michael Litchford 

-MEMBERS RESPOND: Short Essays and News 

-Notes On Fire by Vince Pinto

-Knapping Notes by Jack Cresson 

-The Tsirk Challenge by Errett Callahan

-Tie One On In The Wild by Jim Miller

-Elder: A Useful Tree Found Worldwide by Christopher Nyerges

-Supplies For the Urban Abo by Chuck Kritzon

-In Memorium: Desmond Clark 

 

Bulletin #25  - Spring 2003: Fishing Technologies

-THE FIRE WATCHERS: In Celebration of Mentors by David Wescott

-A PAUSE FOR THOUGHT: The Metaphors of Wilderness by Christopher Nyerges

-A Field Guide To Starting a Primitive Skills Group by Kevin Haney

-Teaching The Skills of Survival by Ricardo Sierra

-FISHING – ETHNOGRAPHY & PRIMITIVE TECHNOLOGY

-Living Archaeology, Anadromous Fish, and Middle Woodland Indians by Bill Schindler

-Primitive Fishing Methods by Scott Kuipers

-Ticklin’ Trout by Mark P. Radz

-Fishing Related Excerpts – Catawba Hunting, Trapping and Fishing by Frank Speck

-Backwater Lakes by Steve Watts 

-Bark “Log” Fish Trap by Steve Watts 

-Bamboo Fish Spear by Mike Frank 

-One-Piece Antler Harpoon Point by Steve Watts 

-A Speculative Fishing Kit by Hawk Clinton 

-Primitive Fish Hooks by Steve Watts 

-Spears, Weirs, and Traps by Norm Kidder 

-Primitive Fishing Line Floats by Steve Watts 

-Fishing Poisons by Chuck Kritzon 

-Ajumawi Fish Traps by Dino Labiste 

-Primitive Fishing Staff/Stringer by Steve Watts 

-Making and Using a Willow Fish Trap by Barry Keegan 

-The Yucca Casting Net by Bart Blankenship 

-FROM THE EARTH

-The Snapping Turtle: Chelydra serpentine by Jeff Gottlieb 

-Gather Fresh Asparagus, Broccoli, and Corn From Cattails by John Kallas 

-An Introduction to Bird Tracks by Mark Elbroch 

-EXPERIMENTAL PROJECTS

-Exploring the Horizons of Mycophagy by Storm

-Bamboo Cookery by Thomas Carter Ray 

-Tools and Bindings – The Kootenai River Project Part 3 by Lynx Shepherd

-An Evaluation of Three Argilite Tools by Bill Schindler 

-MEMBERS RESPOND: Short Essays and News 

-The Fire Saw: Another Friction Fire Technique by Dick Baugh

-The Bamboo Fire Saw by Barry Keegan 

 

Bulletin #26 - Fall 2003: Living with the Weather

-THE FIRE WATCHERS: Tribute to Tomas Johansson by Errett Callahan

-A PAUSE FOR THOUGHT: EXARC by Errett Callahan

-Experimental Archaeology and Earth Skills by David Wescott

-TOO WET; TOO DRY; TOO HOT; TOO COLD

-Friction vs. Percussion by Jurgen Weiner

-Effective Fire Building and Maintenance by Danny August

-A Friction Fire Inquiry: Hand-drill by Storm

-Use Your Head To Make Wet Weather Fires by Jim Riggs

-Ready for a Rainy Day: A Study of Weather Impacts by Alice Tulloch 

-Making a Spruce Bark Canoe In The Wilderness by Jim Dina, et. al. 

-Winter Canoeing by Jim Miller 

-Daily Life – The Kootenai River Project, Part 3 by Lynx Shepherd 

-Desert Hygiene by Danny August 

-Finding Water by David Holladay 

-EXPERIMENTS AND PROJECTS

-A Few Curious Cases of Hide and Seek by John Leeds 

-War Clubs of Oceania by Steve Watts 

-Primitive Pottery: A Pacific Northwest Perspective by Estabon 

-MEMBERS RESPOND: Short Essays and News 

-Clay Bell Hide Smoker by Goode Jones

-Update on Archeon by Errett Callahan 

-Books and Videos by David Wescott 

-North American Wilderness Instructors Association by Ricardo Sierra 

-Escape To The Wilderness by Errett Callahan 

-Nature as Wallpaper by Thomas J. Elpel

 

Bulletin #27 - Spring 2004: Hunting Technologies

-THE FIRE WATCHERS: The Old Rag Project (1973-2003) by Steve Watts

-A PAUSE FOR THOUGHT: An Open Letter To The Membership by Scott Jones

-SUBSISTENCE AND METHODS

-The Yaak River Hunting Project by Alice Tulloch

-“Hunting” The Suburbs by Jeff Gottlieb, MS

-Stalking the Wild Grasshopper by David Holladay

-The Blowgun As A Hunting Tool by Douglas S. Meyer

-TOOLS AND TECHNOLOGY

-The Ugly Bow: How To Make A Bow From Bamboo by Randal S. Kinkade 

-A Foolproof Method For Tillering Bows by Richard Baugh 

-The Rattlesnake Skin Backed Bow by Joe Dabill 

-How To Make a Pretty Darn Good Atlatl by Scott Jones 

-A Peruvian Atlatl by John Whittaker 

-Making An Iceman-Style Sheath by Steve Adams 

-MEMBERS RESPOND: Short Essays and News 

-The Bare-Handed Basket by Norm Kidder

-A Smale-Scale Study on Plant Harvesting by Don Kluever 

-Strengthening Gourd Containers by Goude Jones 

-The Tribulum or Threshing Sedge-Response to Frank Dayton In #26 by Barry Keegan 

-People and Things by David Wescott 

-Members Respond To Jurgen Weiner’s “Friction vs. Percussion” – In #26 

 

Bulletin #28 - Fall 2004: Storage, Containers and Storable Foods

-THE FIRE WATCHERS: Storage Quotes from John Coles & Peter Reynolds

-A PAUSE FOR THOUGHT: Storage: An Overview by Norm Kidder

-THOUGHTS ON STORAGE AND CONTAINERS

-Acorn Granaries of California by Norm Kidder

-A Granary Experiment by Michelle Wolfe

-Salt by Alice Tulloch

-Containers by Lynx Vilden

-Nature’s Containers: They Are Everywhere by Christopher Nyerges

-Primitive Pottery: A Pacific Northwest Perspective – Part 3 by Estabon

-Spruce Roots: Harvest and Preparation by Rebecca Brewer

-Primitive Pack Essentials by Steve Watts

-Public Education and the PaleoKit by Russell Cutts

-Bamboo Cookery by Tom Ray

-STORABLE FOODS

-Manna From Mexico by Paul Decker 

-Applied Foraging by Steven Adams 

-Edible Blue Camas: Staple Food of the West by John Kallas 

-PROJECTS & TECHNOLOGY

-Blades and Blade Technology by Steve Adams 

-Experimental Arrow Durability & Impact Test by Jack Cresson 

-Native Stone, Bone, Antler and Hide by Cameron Smith 

-Wet-Scrape Buckskin: The Soap Soak Method by John Leeds 

-MEMBERS RESPOND: Short Essays and News 

-An Intimate Cultural Exchange by Norm Kidder

-Lejre Update, 2004 by Errett Callahan 

-Principles of Rabbitstick Flight by Paul Campbell 

 

Bulletin #29 - Spring 2005: Adhesives, Paints, & Finishes

-THE FIRE WATCHERS: The SPT Today by David Wescott

-A PAUSE FOR THOUGHT: Reply to Jergen Weiner by Scott Jones

-TOOLS AND TECHNOLOGY

-Pitch Glue by Scott Jones

-Another Word on Pitch by Jergen Weiner

-Making Paint: Binders of Native California Paul Campbell

-Perceptual Blue – Color Insert  by Paul Campbell, © 2005

-Green and Blue Pigments of the Chumash by Paul Campbell

-EXPERIMENTAL PROJECTS

-Kootenai River Project II: Part 1 & 2 by Lynx Vilden 

-Experiments With Mesoamerican Blade Production by Steve Adams 

-Otzi, The Iceman by Vittorio Brizzi 

-Kootenai River Project I: Part 6 by Lynx Vilden 

-FIRE EXPERIMENTS

-Fire-By-Friction With The Waoroni by Miguel (Ommene) de la Iglesia 

-Experimenting With Marcasite by Al Cornell 

-Making and Using a Fire Thong Apparatus by Barry Keegan 

-TECHNOLOGY & CULTURE

-Choctaw Blowgun Darts by Douglas S. Meyer 

-Rat Root Revisited by Caren Larrson 

-MEMBERS RESPOND: Short Essays and News 

-Bag O’Fire by John Mein

-Get to Know Your Plant Families by Christopher Nyerges 

-Megalithic Pilgrimage by Steve Watts 

 

Bulletin #30 - Fall 2005: Primitive Economics and Trade

-THE FIRE WATCHERS: Growing up Primitive by Ray Echols & Alice Tulloch

-A PAUSE FOR THOUGHT: What is Primitive Technology by Randy Kinkade

A Parable For Experimental Archaeology by Scott Jones

-ECONOMICS

-Hunter-Gatherer Economics by Alice Tulloch

-The Archaeology of Economics by Thomas Ray

-The Economic Effect of Gambling Paul Campbell

-Ishi’s Robbery by Alice Tulloch

-Trapping: The Forgotten Provider by Chis Espenshade

-The Versatile Paiute Deadfall and Snare by Ricardo Sierra

-Why Economic Ecological Models Work by Dr. Leland Gilsen

-EXPERIMENTAL PROJECTS

-Kootenai River Project II: Part 1 & 2 by Lynx Vilden 

-Experiments With Mesoamerican Blade Production by Steve Adams 

-Otzi, The Iceman by Vittorio Brizzi 

-Kootenai River Project I: Part 6 by Lynx Vilden 

-FIRE EXPERIMENTS

-Three-Edged Knife by Steve Adams 

-Building A Flexed-Pole Structure by Cameron H. Lanquement 

-Studying Finger Flutings by Kevin Sharpe & Leslie Van Gelder 

-PRIMITIVE TECHNOLOGY

-Five-Centimeter Biface by Scott Jones 

-The Bow-Drill Revisited by Michael Frank 

-MEMBERS RESPOND: Short Essays and News 

-The National Museum of Prehistory, France by Jim Consler

-Dressing For Success by John Leeds 

-A Quartz Crystal-Tipped Hand-Drill by Storm 

-A Pottery Tutorial by Anthonio Akkermans

 

Bulletin #31 - Spring 2006: Basketry

-THE FIRE WATCHERS: Emergency Preparedness by Steve Watts

-A PAUSE FOR THOUGHT: Homo sapiens: A Basket Case by Norm Kidder

-BASKETRY

-How To Weave a Basket: A Primer by Norm Kidder

-Birch Bark Baskets by Dawn Russell Hinter

-Birch Bark Bucket/Container/Kettle by Caren Larson

-Miwok and Paiute Pedestal Baskets of Yosemite by Alice Tulloch

-Kiaha: O’odham Burden Basket by Albert Abril

-Pine Needle Baskets by Dawn Russell Hinter

-Construction of a Tule Mat Sleeping Pad by Susan Witmore 

-Coppicing: A Cultural Thread by Dino Labiste 

-PROJECT REPORTS

-Otzi’s Bow by Dick Bauch, Vittorio Brizzi, Tim Baker 

-Tame Hunter/Gatherers and Wild Food by Diederik Pomstra 

-Mesolithic Axe-Maker’s Workshop – Lejre Report by Steve Watts 

-EXPERIMENTAL PROJECTS

-The “Simple Hand-Drill Is Not So Simple by Al Cornell 

-Nuts About You by Linda Abbey 

-Candlewick Experiment by Kamber and Patrick Farneman 

-The Granary Experiment Revisited by Gillian E. Newell and Malia C. Hanshaw 

-PRIMITIVE TECHNOLOGY PAPERS

-Atlatl Darts: The Long and the Short of It by Scott Jones 

-The Sling in Medieval Europe by Chris Harrison 

-Wild Plant Stewardship by Steve Adams 

-Quilling by Steve Adams 

-MEMBERS RESPOND: Short Essays and News 

-Medicinal Plants by Cat Farneman

-Favorite Things by Scott Jones 

-30 Years in the Jungle by Christopher Nyerges 

 

Bulletin #32 - Fall 2006: Clothing

-THE FIRE WATCHERS: The Ember’s Glow by Steve Watts

-A PAUSE FOR THOUGHT: Clothing Revisited by Dave Wescott

-CLOTHING

-How Does the Modern Primitive Dress by Scott Jones

-As Atlas of Primitive Clothing by Evard Gibby

-Iceman’s Belt by Chuck Kritzon

-Headgear by Steve Watts, with photos by Dawn Russell

-Fur Hats For Northern Climates by Dawn Russell

-Buckskin Babblings…. Revisited by Woniya Thibault

-Barefootin’ by Scott Jones 

-Wearing The Buffalo Robe by Marcus Klek 

-Rabbitskin Blanket by Sonny Baba 

-EXPERIMENTAL PROJECTS

-Fire Starting in Tropical Rain Forests by Al Cornell 

-The Effects of Cooking Time on Pitch Glue by Tim Manney 

-Making Pitch Glue by Norm Kidder & David Wescott

-Another Use for Sumac by Jack Cresson

-Usefulness of Polypore in Primitive Fire Building by Storm

-A Simple Experiment with Fire and Wood by Jack Cresson

-PROJECT REPORTS

-The 8 Minute Adze by Eric Becker 

-Pine Bark Water Container by Keith Badger 

-PRIMITIVE TECHNOLOGY PAPERS

-May The Circle Be Unbroken by Christopher Nyerges 

-Little Seeds by Dawn Russell 

-Stalking the Wild Track by Christopher Nyerges 

-Making a Soaproot Brush by Norm Kidder & David Wescott 

-Human Technology Timeline by Storm 

-Stone Projectile Point Reproduction by Dan Dybowski

 

 

Bulletin #33  - Spring 2007: Megalithics

-THE FIRE WATCHERS: To the SPT Membership by Scott Jones

-A PAUSE FOR THOUGHT: Among the Stones by Steve Watts

-MEGALITHICS

-Modern Megalithics by Scott Jones

-An Illustrated Megalithic Glossary by Steve Watts

-Calculating the Weight of Stone by Rob Roy

-Circles in Stone: Book Review by Steve Watts

-A Neolithic Love Affair by Rob Roy

-How to Find True North by Rob Roy

-Laying Out a Circle by Rob Roy 

-The Rabbitstick Stones Photos by David Wescott and Dr. Julian 

-Levers, Rollers, Stoneboats and A-Frames by Rob Roy 

-Like Stonehenge, But Smaller by Eric Becker 

-Sermons In Stone by Tom Mancke 

-America’s Stonehenge by Joanne Lambert 

-EXPERIMENTAL PROJECTS

-Flinknapping and Intuitive Mathematics by Steve Adams 

-Mesolithic Blade Production Workshop Photos by David Wescott 

-An Axe From a Boar’s Tooth by Diederik Pomstra

-Power Tools of the Lower Paleolithic by Steve Watts

-Really, Really Old Toe Bone Whistle by Goode Jones

-The Arctic/Sub-Arctic Strap Drill by Al Cornell

-PROJECT REPORTS & PAPERS

-Prehistoric Images and Medicines Under the Sea by Jean Clottes 

-Ecology For Abos: Eat Low on the Food Chain by Jeff Gottlieb 

-Observations With Primitive Hunting Tools by Matt Graham 

-Stalking; Survival Skills of Native California by Paul Campbell 

-MEMBERS RESPOND: Short Essays and News

-Confessions of a Compulsive Hunter/Gatherer by Patrick Farneman 

-President’s Farewell Address by Steve Watts

-Modifying Figure Four and Paiute Deadfalls by Barry Keegan 

-Notes on Experimental Archaeology in Europe by Daniel Dybowski 

-The Horse That Ran Away by Christopher Nyerges 

 

Bulletin #34  - Fall 2007: Primitive Woodslore

-THE FIRE WATCHERS: Honoring Woodslore by David Wescott

-A PAUSE FOR THOUGHT: Please Read by Scott Jones

-Primitive Technology Papers

-Going Wild: Organizing a Primitive Living Experiment by Alice Tulloch

-Hearth and Home: An Experiment in Getting Close to our Roots by Keith Badger

-Putting the Wood in Woodcraft by Scott Jones

-Examining the “Combustion Point as it Relates to Fire by Friction” by Al Cornell

-The Miracle of Fire-by-Friction, Revisited by Dick Baugh

-Wild Smoke by Steve Adams

-Bow Drill Cordage by Tom Wax 

-Tracking as Inscribed Woods Lore by Keith Badger 

-Rocks in the Fire by Scott Jones 

-Using the Soft Hammerstone: The Tool of the West by Greg Nunn 

-Sculpting Soft Stone: Stone Age Incision, Abrasion, and Drilling Techniques by Storm 

-Southwest Style Primitive Pottery Workshop Photo Essay by Estabon 

-Lost in the Woods by Steve Adams 

-Blazes and Signs by Ernest Thompson Seton 

-Solar Navigation by Rob Bicevskis

-Improvised Blowguns and Darts by Douglas Meyer

-MEMBERS RESPOND: Short Essays and News

-The Passing of a Legend by Errett Callahan 

-Remembering Doug Waldorf by Steve Watts

-Throw This Article by William R. Perkins 

 

Bulletin #35 - Spring 2008: Games and Amusements

-THE FIRE WATCHERS: It’s Only a Game by Scott Jones

-THE FIRE WATCHERS: A Serious Look at Fun and Games by Norm Kidder

-A PAUSE FOR THOUGHT: The Play Way by David Wescott

-GAMES AND AMUSEMENTS

-Native California Toys and Games by Chuck Kritzon

-Da, Ka-nadagiza by Albert Abril

-Stick Dice by Norm Kidder

-Ghingskoot by Albert Abril

-Corn Cob Darts by Steve Watts

-Cedar and Cattail Doll by Chuck Kritzon

-EXPERIENCE AND EXPERIMENT

-Experimental Archaeology and Experiential Education Abroad by Henry Glick

-The Use of Open Air Museums in Archaeology by Roland Paardekooper

-Living Together: The Primitive Art of Social Interaction by Lynx Vilden 

-EXPERIMENTAL PROJECTS

-Tinders Compared: Using Three Different Methods of Fire-Making by Barry Keegan 

-Internal Friction of Bow Limbs by Dick Baugh 

-Best Bow-Drill Spindles by Michael Frank 

-PRIMITIVE TECHNOLOGY PAPERS

-Before Don Crabtree There Was Halvor Skavlem by John Whittaker 

-Making Petroglyphs at Bushy Hill by Erick Becker 

-“If They Come, We Will Build It”: The Bushy Hill Dolmen Story by Erick Becker 

-MEMBERS RESPOND: Short Essays and News

-Primitive Skills Gatherings by Natalie Nicolette and Kaleb Wallace 

-The Angeles National Forest Mystery Rock by Christopher Nyerges

-Can You Graduate From the School of Rock? by Ricardo Sierra and Barry Keegan 

-Basic Training: An Opinion by Errett Callahan

-A Couple of Tools For Arrow-Making by Geoffrey Budge  

 

Bulletin #36 - Fall 2008:  Transportation

-THE FIRE WATCHERS: A Modern Primitive Perspective on Transportation by Scott Jones

-A PAUSE FOR THOUGHT: A Time To Travel by David Wescott

-TRANSPORTATION AND TRAVEL

-Ahnkuttie – Animating a Hide-on-Frame Greenland-style Qayaq by Kilii Yu

-Migrations – A View Afoot by Alice Tulloch

-Riding the Reed Ponies of Peru by Norm Kidder and Jan Southworth Kidder

-Buildng a Cree-Style Freight Toboggan by David Wescott

-The Walking Stick – Diversity in Unity by Steve Adams

-Navigation Skills by Keith Badger

-Into Wilder Places by Tom Mancke

-Marked, But Unharmed by Stuart Goring

-REGIONAL PROJECTS

-Paths of Fire by Scott Jones

-Living With Scorpians In the Southwest Desert of Arizona by Peter Bigfoot

-The Rocky Mountain Snow Trench by Scott Kuipers 

-PROJECT REPORTS

-The Bamboo Fire Saw by Al Cornell 

-The Hoko Knife Revisited by Chuck Kritzon 

-Pine Pitch Strength by John Waltz 

-MEMBERS RESPOND: Short Essays and News

-A Thought on the Dry Removal of Dogbane Fibers by Geoffrey Budge 

-The Atlatl – A Modern Adaptation by Clayton Carter 

-Bow’s Two-Spindle Fire Board by Allan “Bow” Beauchamp 

-Psychology and Satyr by Stuart Goring 

-On Learning About Wild Plants by Christopher Nyerges

 

Bulletin #37 - Spring 2009: Health and Nutrition

-THE FIRE WATCHERS: What We Learn From the Primitives by David Wescott

-A PAUSE FOR THOUGHT: A Parable– A Message from the Editor

-Weston A Price: A Search for True Health by Ryan Koch

-Talking Nutrition with a Wild Man by Ryan Koch

-Paleolithic Nutrition and Primitive Skills by Tom Cartwright

-The Reality of Food in the Bush by Stuart Goring

-Evolution of Hunting Sticks by Steve Watts

-Indian Super Soil by Walter H. Mehring III

-Rabbit Sticks from Tidewater Virginia by Steve Watts

-What’s in Your Medicine Bag by Ryan Leech

-Ishi’s Recovery by Richard Burrill

-EXPERIMENTAL ARCHEOLOGY

-The Old Rag Symposium: A Discussion by Bill Schindler

-Interpreting Prehistoric Structures Through Modeling and Replication by Mark Butler

-PROJECT REPORTS

-Throwing Bird Hunting Sticks and Boomerangs by Luc Bordes

-Atlatl Technology: Some Further Reflections by Scott Jones

-MEMBERS RESPOND: Short Essays and News

-Ozarks Lithics Project by Larry Kinsella

-One-Handed Bow-Drill by Tom Wax

-Education of a Flintknapper by Michael Frank

-Ramie Fiber String & Rope by Clayton Carter

-A Quickie Primitive Dart by Doug Meyer

-The Buffalo Penetration Test by Breck Crystal

 

Bulletin #38  - Fall 2009: Tropical Skills

-THE FIRE WATCHERS: It All Depends – Being Where You Live by Norm Kidder

-A PAUSE FOR THOUGHT: by Scott Jones

-Tropical Prehistoric Florida by Robin Brown

-Tropical String, Cordage and Rope by Robin Brown

-The Key Marco Finds by Robin Brown

-The Key Marco Atlatl by Bob Perkins

-In Ages Past by Christopher Stills

-A Coconut Frond Basket by Doug Elliott

-Granite Spheres of Caño Island by Jonathan Miller Weisberger

-The Fire Piston by Wyatt R. Knapp

-Distribution of Oriental Fire Pistons by Henry Balfour

-The Ti Plant Called Ki by Dino Labiste

-Killing Meat Softly by Greg Weiss

-Fishing With Hawaiin Plants by Dino Labiste

-People of the rain Forest by Hazen Audel and Greg Weiss

-Sharkskin Rawhide by Dino Labiste

-PRIMITIVE TECHNOLOGY PAGES

-Cultural Evolution by Thomas J. Elpel

-A New Look at Friction Fires by Berkley Walker

-The Role of Fire in the Domestication of Man by Al Cornell

-EXPERIMENTAL PROJECTS

-Threads, Ropes and Technical Approaches by Toomai Boucherat

-A Very Old Adventure by Toomai Boucherat

-MEMBERS RESPOND: Short Essays and News

-Review of liveArch Guide by Maria-Louise Sidoroff, Ph.D.

-ArchaeologyFest 2009 by Maria-Louise Sidoroff, Ph.D.

-The Thames Atlatl by Bob Perkins

 

Bulletin #39 - Fall 2011: Desert Technologies

 -THE FIRE WATCHERS: In Search of Master Teachers by David Wescott

-Looking Closer at Basketmaker Atlatls and Darts by Chuck LaRue

-A Case For Southwestern Grooved Axes by David Holladay

-Response to Holladay by Larry Kinsella

-Southwest Drilling Techniques by David Holladay

-Response to Holladay by Larry Kinsella

-Prehistoric Trap Systems of Northern Arizona by Tony Nester

-A Natural Bucket by Paul Campbell

-Wooden War Clubs by Paul Campbell

-Ostrich Egg Canteens by Vincent Pinto

-Distilling Seawater: An Experiment by David Wescott

-Desert Plants For Hand-Drills  by Tom Wax

-The Wood That Sings by Diane Dittemore

-EXPERIMENTAL PROJECTS

-From Flint to Fish: A Stone Age Challenge by Steve Watts

-Primitive Bakery by Steve Watts

-From The Mighty Acorn: Teaching With Nuts by John Whittaker

-PROJECT REPORTS

-Fresh-Scrape Braintan Bucksin Tutorial by Patrick Farneman

-Ice Man Sheath, O BP by Daniel Firehawk Abbott

-MEMBERS RESPOND – Reviews and Releases

-Undercut Your Notch by Scott Kuipers

-Milestones and Skills Meets by Russell Cutts

-Three-Edged Knife by Steve Adams

 

Bulletin #40 - Fall 2010: Plain, Prairie, and Steppe

-THE FIRE WATCHERS: Steppe By Step by Norm Kidder

-Experimental Home On The Prairie by Larry Kinsella

-The Neolithic Clapper-Ring Needle by Fabienne Medard and Toomaï Boucherat

-Prairie Grasses Used For Food By Native Americans by Randy J. Mercurio

-On The Trail of Geghis Kahn by Mori Costantino

-Gastroliths As Artifacts by Scott Jones

-Turkey Talk Tech On The Piedmont Prairie by Steve Watts

-Desert Grassland Conical Wickiup by Vince Pinto

–Prairies, Plains, and Stepps

-MORE ON HEALTH AND NUTRITION

-Habitat and Health by Lanie Johnson

-Stone Age Hunter-Gatherers Key to Modern Health Problems by Marc Smeehuijzen

-The Role of Wild Plants in Health Promotion by Arthur Haines

-EXPERIMENTAL PROJECTS

-Green Wood Carving With Stone Age Tools by Norm Kidder

-Documentation Strategies for Experimental Research by Bill Schindler

-The Production of Birch Pitch by Diederick Pomstra and Roel Meijer

-Splitting Twin Throwing Sticks by Luc Bordes

-MEMBERS RESPOND – Reviews and Releases

-A Deadfall Trap Trigger by Steve Watts

-The First Annual Buckeye Gathering by Genine Coleman & Rusty Sparks

-Got Buckskin Scraps ? by Jerry LaVelle

-Grow Your Own Bow String by Dick Baugh

-Fire From Green Material by Matthew Hunt

-Great Resources

Bulletin #41 - Spring 2011: No Theme

-SOCIETY BUSINESS: New Face of the SPT by Scott Jones, SPT President

-THE FIRE WATCHERS: Unique Technology by Kirt Manning

-A PAUSE FOR THOUGHT: Why Primitive Skills by Kiliii Yu

-Skiing In The Shadow of Genghis Khan by Nils Larsen

-EXPERIMENTAL PROJECTS

-Rock Tripe: Food of Desperation by Larry Buege

-Neolithic Bone Beamers From Hungary by Markus Klek

-Frozen In Time: The Iceman Quiver by Guy R. Neal

-Wax Myrtle Candles by Steve Adams

-Tree Harvesting with Spontaneous Tools by Norm Kidder

-Punching a Hole in Blowgun Theories by Doug Meyer

-Bipolar Flakes by Daniel Dybowski

-PROJECTS/ REPORTS

-Hexagonal Plaiting – The “Star”Weave Basket by Margaret Mathewson

-Miniature Atlatl by Dr. Leland Gilsen

-Stone Age Spear Throwers: Part 1 by Paul Campbell

-Basswood Bark Tumplines by Barry Keegan

-MEMBERS RESPOND – Interviews, Reviews and News Releases

-Hans De Haas – An Interview by Diederik Pomstra

-REARC Report by Mark Butler

-A Pretty Good Handle by Diederik Pomstra

-Final Journey, The Passining of Thorbjorn Petersen by Errett Callahan

-Gene Titmus, A Legendary Figure In Idaho Archaeology by James C. Woods

 

Bulletin #42 - Fall 2011: No Theme

-THE FIRE WATCHERS: The SPT Mission by William Schindler

-A PAUSE FOR THOUGHT: Putting the Genes in Genius by Norm Kidder

-A Brain in a Box on a Shelf: The Need to Reconnect Kids with Nature by Thomas J. Elpel

-PROJECTS & REPORTS

-How To Bust A Nut by Bill McConnell

-Toggling Head Harpoons by Kiliii Yu

-2009 Kayak Build – Photo Essay by Patrick Farneman

-Stone Age Spear Throwers – Part 2 by Paul Campbell

-A Study of Traditional Throwing Stick and Boomerang Tuning by Luc Bordes

-The Teshoa Flake by Paul Campbell

-A One-Piece Medium-Length Inflexible Atlatl from a Single Bashed Stone by Paul Campbell

-Grass Ropes – The Human Rope-Making Machine by Thomas J. Elpel

-The Search For Cliff Agate Bog by John Olsen

-Bushmen Food Processing by Dr. Leland Gilsen

-The Miracle of Steel Heat Treatment by Dick Baugh

-A Quick Way to Make Mesolithic Archery Tackle by Diederik Pomstra

-A Deadfall Trap Trigger by Steve Watts

-Bark Flywheel Pump-drill by Barry Keegan

-Baskets & Mats / Twining & Coiling Posters by Errett Callahan

-It Only Takes A Spark by Doug Meyer

-MEMBERS RESPOND – Interviews, Reviews and News Releases

-SURVIVING: Skills Or Heart? by Errett Callahan

-Upper Chinook Fire Making by Albert Mohr and L. L. Sample

-Tanning Skins the Stone Age Way by Miika Vanhapiha

-EXARC Report by William Schindler

-Stages of Clovis Biface Reduction, Revised by Errett Callahan

 

Bulletin #43 - Spring 2012: No Theme

-THE FIRE WATCHERS: Speak To Us On The Ways Of The Willow: A Lesson In Learning How To Learn - Christopher Nyerges

-A PAUSE FOR THOUGHT: The Importance of Doing: Tossing Atlatl Darts in the Woods as Real Science - Paul Campbell

-Papua New Guinea’s Bows and Arrows- Dr. Ed Ashby

-A Stone Age Bow, String and Arrows From A Single Tree- Paul Campbell

-Momentum vs Kinetic Energy for Dummies, How A Traditional Bow Kills- Francois Squirra

-Bow and Arrow Efficiency- Richard A Baugh

-River Cane Fishing Gear- Doug Meyer

-Trident Rabbit Stick- Bruce Weidman

-Fire: A Tool To Tune and Craft Throwing Sticks and Boomerangs- Luc Bordes, France

-A Rabbit Stick From Stone Tools- Connor O Malley

-Fun With Cattails- The Whip Dart- Richard A Baugh

Exploring A Pre-Aurignacian Wood-Based Culture- Kirt Manning

A Simple Plaited Basket- Photos by Carrie Ryan, Text by Erin Adams

Stone Age Spear Throwers- A Bibiliography- Paul Campbell

 

Bulletin #44  - Fall 2012: No Theme

-THE FIRE WATCHERS:

-A PAUSE FOR THOUGHT: The Basket As Teacher - Susan Labiste

-Splint Baskets of 7500-8000 Years Ago- Noriko Takamiya

-Tanning Of A European Bison Hide Using Ochre- Toomaî Boucherat

-Thermodynamics Of A Birch Bark Torch- Larry Buege

-The Digging Stick: Going Back To Your Roots- Steve Adams

-Wild Foods of The Upper Midwest Hardwoods Region- Zakarius Fittipaldi

-A Quick Light Flexible Atlatl and Dart Made With Expedient Stone Tools- Paul Campbell

-Substitutes For Tinder Fungus- Susan Labiste

-A Few Words on Figure 4 Deadfalls- Patrick Farneman

-An Expedient One Day Willow Bow- Paul Campbell

-The Tracks In Chauvet Cave: A Speculative Investigation- Ken Fischman, PhD

-The Hexagon, The Solstrice and The Kiva- Chris Hardaker

-A Cutting Edge: Creating A Steel Blade In A Primitive Setting- Patrick Farneman

-Sonoran Desert Hunting- Tom Wax

-MEMBERS RESPOND - Reviews, News and Responses

-More Concern For The SPT

-Sudanese Throwing Knives - Richard Hopkins

-Developmental Technology - The Dahl Roller Spur - Doug Dahl & David Wescott

-Ishi Rediscovered - Richard Burrill

 

Bulletin #45 - Spring 2013: No Theme

-Cooperation: Our Best Tool- Tracy Harrison

-A Call From The Wild For Primitive Beekeepers

-Rock To Which Legend Attaches: Flintknapping and Gaming- Richard Burrill

-Knapping Jasper, Agate and Chalcedony From The NE USA- Barry Keegan

-Amptoba: Pottery From A Chochtaw Perspective- Ian Thompson PhD, RPA

-Reconstruction Of A Late-Neolithic House Combining Primitive Technology and Science- Diedrik Pomstra and Anelou van Gijn

-Otzi The Iceman- A Unique Belt Attachment System- Graham Cole

-Leaf Boomerangs- Luc Bordes

-Clay Processing- Robert Wilson

-The Wringing Net- The Ultimate Wringing Technique For Small and Slippery Hides- Miguel de la iglesia Arevalo

-The Pleistocene Extinctions- Ken Fischman, PhD

-Friction Fire in Inclement Conditions- Patrick Farneman

-MEMBERS RESPOND - Reviews and Releases

-Black Walnut Rattle - Ken Peek

-Friction Fire Odds and Ends - Matt Hunt

-Chaga - Inonotus Obliquus - Corey Green

 

BULLETIN # 46 – FALL 2015: No Theme

-THE FIRE WATCHERS: Experience and Experiment – David Wescott

-A PAUSE FOR THOUGHT: Immune System and Medicine in Primitive Times – James Willer, PhD

-Experiments With A Finger-Drill – Peter Groom

-Travis Collection: A Study of Projectile Point Mass Consistency – William R. Perkins -Just the Tip: Replication and Use of a 10,400-year-old Cody-Age Foreshaft – Bill McConnell with Dr. Craig Lee

-Research Study: Quantity of Sound Produced By Type of Arrow Construction – James Willer, PhD

-Plants Everywhere, But Not All Can Be Eaten – Christopher Nyerges

-Fishing Technologies At The Pamunkey Site – Phase II – Errett Callahan

-PROJECT PHOTO TUTORIALS

-The Birch Bark Sheath- Revisited – Demonstration by Caren Larsson

-The Mammoth Cave Slipper – Revisited – Demonstration by Mike Tari

-Horn Working – By Vaughn Terpack

-RESOURCE DIRECTORY MEMBERS RESPOND – Reviews and Releases

-Buckskin Babble Revisited, Again: An Interview with Dave Bethke and Mel Beattie

-Joe Pratt’s Axe

-Fire-by-Friction Methods of the Australian Aborigines – Dick Baugh

-Nova Scotian Tree Tapping – Rosemary Wells

-Dr. of Sticks n’ Rocks: Getting To Know Paul Campbell – Christopher Nyerges

-PRIMITIVE TECHNOLOGY PAPERS

-Reconstructive & Experimental Archaeology Conference Report – David Wescott

-Cherokee Ceramics: Cleaning and Tempering Clay – Will Creech

-Strength and Porosity Testing – Rachel Stamey

-Connestee Conoidal, Connestee Tetrapodal, and Pigeon Conical Pots – Lindsay Pike

-Middle Woodland Cooking Pots? – Buckey Richardson

 

BULLETIN # 47- Spring 2016: No Theme

THE FIRE WATCHERS: Celebrating Primitive Technology

-Ethnohistoric Arrow Replication – Gene Fletcher 16 Bone Technology In The Pamunkey Project, Phase II:

-Replication and Field Experimentation – Norman Dean Jefferson

-Chisel Build-Along – Patrick Farneman

-Notes From An Aboriginal Cook – Merrily Johnstone

-EXPERIMENTAL PROJECTS

-Manufacturing Stone Disc Beads in the Tradition of the

-Prehistoric Southwest – Zack Curcija 

-No Sweat Bark Tanning – Samantha Moore

-Research Study: Evaluation of Bow String Sound Related to the Application of Fur Strips into the String – James Willer, Ph.D

-The Kalahari San Bushmen of Botswana – Tales from a Researcher and Guide – Nicole Apelian, Ph.D.

-The California Indian Willow Bow — How It Works, How To Make It and Why – Paul Campbell

-PRIMITIVE TECHNOLOGY PAPERS

-Do Sweet Acorns Still Need To Be Leached? – Arthur Haines

-Buckskin Skirts – Woniya Thibault

-Why Survival Skills ? – Christopher Nyerges 

-A Universal Toy – Roy H. Brown

-A Unique Trap Trigger

-The Underrated Digging Stick – Illustrated

-RESOURCE DIRECTORY- 47   When The People Gather

 

Bulletin #48 - Fall 2014: No Theme

THE FIRE WATCHERS:

EXPERIMENTAL PROJECTS

-10 Days Making Anasazi-Style Pottery - Kelly Magelby

-Anzick (24PA506) Re-Visited - William McConnell

-The Sharpest Cut - Gary Lentz

-Processing Himalayan Blackberry Bark - Peter Michael Bauer

-Paleolithic Pierced Stick - Hypothesis of Use - Toomaï Boucherat

-PROJECT REPORTS

-Families In The Wilderness - Alex Breslav

-Hunting and Wild Animal Food Gathering - James W. Raup

-PRIMITIVE TECHNOLOGY PAPERS

-Atlatls Are Levers, Not Springs - John C. Whittaker

-Analysis of Atlatl Weights From Mid-Columbia River - Bob Kitch

-Dear Rabbit! Using a Rock, Stick, or Knife? - James Willer

-Meet The Nightshades - Christopher Nyerges

-Lost In The Woods - Steve Adams

-Chumash Water Bottle - Paul Campbell

 

Bulletin #49 - Spring 2015: Gathering

-THE FIRE WATCHERS: Are Tsirk Remembered

-EXPERIMENTAL PROJECTS

-The Buffalo Bridge Project - Katie Russell

-Destruction of the Sacred - Sara Regensburger

-The Palm Family - Christopher Nyerges

-GATHERING: The Modern Primitive Skills Movement - David Wescott

-Primitive Technology

-Historic Overview - Saratoga

-The First Rabbitstick Rendezvous

-When The People Gather

-Experimental vs Experiential

-A New Generation - The Jumping Off Place

-The ABO Year - The Ultimate Quest

-TELLING THE STORIES - Common Ground

-Rabbitstick Primitive Skills Conference

-Earthskills, Inc.

-Earth Knack Family Camp

-Great Lakes Primitives Gathering

-Winter Count Primitive Skills Conference

-Bois D’arc Rendezvous

-Echoes In Time

-Firemaker

-Mid-Atlantic Primitve Skills Gathering

-Lake Superior Traditional Ways Gathering

-Slickrock Gathering

-Firefly Gathering

-Saskatoon Primitive and Traditional Living Skills Gathering

-Buckeye Gathering

-Great Lakes Traditional Arts Gathering

-Between The Rivers

-Piedmont Earthskills Gathering

-The Acorn Gathering

-Florida Earthskills Gathering

-RESOURCE DIRECTORY - Event Contacts and Photo Credits

 

Bulletin #50 – Fall 2015: From Theory To Practice

-THE FIRE WATCHERS: Jim Dina

-A PAUSE FOR THOUGHT: David Wescott, Editor

-What Is Experimental Archeology? - Errett Callahan

-Some Suggested Definitions - Errett Callahan

-What Do We Learn From Building Houses? - David Wescott

-LIVING HISTORY AS RESEARCH

-Thor Heyerdahl - Experimental Pioneer - Jay Anderson

-Homecoming - Jay Anderson

-EXPERIMENTAL PROJECTS

-Experimental Methodology - Errett Callahan

-EXARC Journal

-Sticks and Bones Will Build My Boat -Diederik Pomstra, Annelou van Gijn, Leo Wolterbeek, Annemieke Verbaas and Timothy Stikkelorum

-Making A Mesolithic Bone Adze -Diederik Pomstra

-Making The Shot - Larry Lahren, Ph.D

-PROJECT REPORTS

-Blackwater Draw Scraper Test - Bob Sizemore

-Primitive Tattooing and Friendship - Doug Meyer

-California Buckeye (Aesculus californica) - Christopher Nyerges

-TOPICAL INDEX - 25 Years of Bulletins

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