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The vast majority of human history is so different from how we live now that it is almost impossible to experience it. Anatomically modern humans have been on earth for approximately 200,000 years, but it was only about 12,000 years ago that some human cultures began to farm. That’s only 6% of the history of our species. Even pottery is a relatively recent development (about 15% of our history). Before that humans hunted and gathered all their food and used only stones and the products of wild plants and animals to make their tools.

I have always been interested in history, but it was only recently that I realized history only accounted for, at most, 3% of our time on earth as a species. This fascinated me. The mists of time have covered up most of what we could know about the past, but I am endeavoring to see what I can find out about the way they lived. Most of what I will be doing is making Stone Age technology and gathering food using only stone age tools. I will probably throw in a few posts on history, religion, and archeology here and there, but I mean this to be a place where I can share the process I used to create Stone Age technology in a way that others can replicate should they want to.