Reflection #2

In the last couple of weeks, some of the things we’ve learned are: blacksmithing, how to make cheese,and flint knapping, I actually enjoyed blacksmithing, with fire and sticks of iron as raw material. I actually expected the forging to take place within a small hovel or stone igloo of sorts, which is usually how t.v […]

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Reflection #2

Over the past five weeks, we have covered a wide array of survival techniques.  Overall, I found that creating different types of foods from simple ingredients to be the most astounding.  It is amazing to think how today, we just go to the grocery store and are able to choose from thirty different cheeses while […]

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reflection #2

The theme over the past four weeks was food preparation. What the four classes culminated to was a meal consisting of bread, cheese, squash and goat meat. Other than using a stovetop to expedite the cooking process, each food item was prepared without modern technology to mirror the process that civilizations before us practiced every […]

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Reflection #2

In the last few weeks of class we continued our exploration of how life was in the early days of mankind.  One such exploration involved learning to work with pottery by hand. This task revealed to us the dexterity of the women of the past who could craft perfect jars with just their hands and […]

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Reflection #2

Throughout weeks 5-9, we have not only made pottery and tools from clay and flint knapping, but we have also learned how to make food from scratch, such as bread and cheese. While I have taken a pottery class before, we used more artificial clay then what we used in this class. I think the […]

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Second Reflection

What I was most interested in for the past couple of weeks was flintknapping. Honestly, performing it was not so much fun- I still have little cuts from it! But it just reminded me of how no matter how technologically unimpressive things may seem, such as a knife, we are still so incredibly advanced compared out or ancestors. […]

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