Monday, 27 January 2014

Cordage Sourcing and Making in Port Meadow, January 31st

On January 31st (this Friday, 14:30-16:30) we will be holding OxPalTechSoc's first session of the year.

Cordage and rope making are one of the most important skills a hunter gatherer learns, and is the basis for many other organic Palaeolithic skills that we will be studying, such as traps and snares. 

We hope you can make it!

Please email to obtain the address where we will be meeting, before heading off to Port Meadow together. Also, it's rainy and wet and flooded in Oxford at this time of year, so dress to keep warm and dry! Wellies would be a good idea, and clothes that you don't mind getting muddy.  Bring a sack to gather materials in, and a penknife if you have one. Perhaps even a thermos of tea...

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Up and Running!

Welcome to the Oxford Palaeotechnology Society's blog and website - we'll be posting about our activities here and hope you can join us!

The goal of the society is to develop a greater understanding of Palaeotechnologies through discussion, replication, and experimentation. The specific focus will be to bring together people from a variety of research fields to explore a common interest in contextualizing and applying practical and testable methods to the study of the human past. We will be looking and replicating a wide variety of organic and lithic technologies that span the Palaeolothic.