Started by tirls, April 19, 2022, 05:30:07 PM
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Quote from: NapalmMan67 on April 20, 2022, 05:07:09 PMWelcome. Post a question on anything, any question, in a new thread, so MOAB doesn't loose his sanity.
Quote from: tirls on April 25, 2022, 01:54:57 PMI found the old forum through some googly search for self sufficent living. At that time I tried to plant most of my own vegetables on a tiny 2m² balkony. Since then we´ve got ourselves a garden and I plan to start dabbling in permaculture.I am quite into historical crafts and ancient engineering but neolithic tools might be a bit too much TEOTWAWKI. I do enjoy zombie films though, the lower the production quality the better.
Quote from: CG on April 26, 2022, 03:59:40 PMQuote from: tirls on April 25, 2022, 01:54:57 PMI found the old forum through some googly search for self sufficent living. At that time I tried to plant most of my own vegetables on a tiny 2m² balkony. Since then we´ve got ourselves a garden and I plan to start dabbling in permaculture.I am quite into historical crafts and ancient engineering but neolithic tools might be a bit too much TEOTWAWKI. I do enjoy zombie films though, the lower the production quality the better.Any recommendation for books on neolithic tools? I remember being fascinated in my Ancient Sci & Tech class, but can't remember what the textbook was (and it got sold).
Quote from: tirls on May 06, 2022, 02:45:02 PMOne more try without the links:I just wrote a multiple page essay only to realize you might only be looking for some book titles for casual reading 😊So here goes the "short" version:I like to go by the different civilizations or areas and look for books and information specific about them. I´ve yet to find a good book that encompasses all the different cultures, ages and areas and still contain more than basic information. What this method won´t give you is a comparison to correctly identify certain objects, e.g. the different shapes of arrowheads or adzes that are typical for certain cultures and time periods. Those things I usually search on the internet.Most of my books are not in English and I think most are out of print. In addition, I like museum brochures, as they tend to have nice quality pictures. The publisher Springer is also a good source for well researched books. Just be careful they also have research papers and articles up. If you know someone with a university email address you used to be able to get a lot of their eBooks for free but I don´t know if it still applies.I recently read Stone Tools in the Paleolithic and Neolithic Near East by John Shea – the author has a couple of others on the theme - which was quite good, but the printed version is ridiculously expensive and the eBook version doesn´t seem to have as nice illustrations which I find important. Or maybe it was just my computer going on a strike. There is one chapter up online on Cambridge.org about the basic techniques on how to create flintstone tools if you´re interested (Lithics Basics).Academia.edu has some great free sources. A lot of pester and mortars but also Neolithic beer brewing: Plant Food Processing at Göbekli Tepe which is something different from the usual knives and axes you usually read about.There are also some really nice experiments with stone age axes on academia.edu by Wulf Hein, but I think most of them are in German. He does have some videos though. It´s interesting seeing the different techniques used for felling compared to modern ones.Aaand this might still have been more information than you were looking for. If you wanted a couple of book titles with nice images to browse through that focus solely on Neolithic tools written in English: I don´t have any, sorry