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Practicing Primitive: A Handbook of Aboriginal Skills Contributor(s): Watts, Steven (Author)

Practicing Primitive: A Handbook of Aboriginal Skills Contributor(s): Watts, Steven (Author)

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Practicing Primitive: A Handbook of Aboriginal Skills
Contributor(s): Watts, Steven (Author)

ISBN: 158685299X    EAN: 9781586852993
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
US SRP: $24.99 US
Binding: Paperback
Copyright Date: 2004
Pub Date: March 11, 2005
Physical Info: 0.6" H x 10.9" L x 8.5" W (1.5 lbs) 240 pages

Practicing Primitive: A Handbook of Aboriginal Skills is a collection of information and images put together over a twenty-year period in a search for hands-on communication with our shared Stone Age past. The story of the Stone Age is our story, and primitive technology is a way for anyone who wants to understand that shared history. Watts makes the case that the learning and practice of aboriginal skills helps us connect with our remote past, encourages us to participate in the shared inheritance of primitive ('first') skills.
Steven M. Watts, has directed the Aboriginal Studies Program at the Schiele Museum of Natural History in Gastonia, North Carolina, since 1984. Steve is currently president of the international Society of Primitive Technology, which publishes a biannual journal, The Bulletin of Primitive Technology. He is the author of many articles dealing with culture and technology, and served as a consultant on the 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment movie Cast Away. Steve has an undergraduate degree from Appalachian State University and a master's degree from Duke University.
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