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Spear in the Stone
...suitable stones and to make sharp-edged chips from them for spear-points and knife blades. One Elder remembers stories about the power of the spear-stone: "My...
Spear Making - Boys’ Spear Fight
...demonstrates spear making, he uses a mulga tree for the shaft and shapes it with a metal axe. His sons play at spear fighting with toy spears. ...
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Spear-Thrower Making Including Stone Flaking and Gum Preparation
...sticks the stone (for use as a knife and scraper) to the spear-thrower handle with the gum. He binds a barb to the other end of the spear-thrower with...
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Foraging in the Old Stone Age
Episode 3 of The Big History of Civilizations
Although it is often skimmed over in the history books, the Paleolithic Era is the longest time in human history, ranging from 200,000 to 11,000 years ago. Understanding this period is crucial for understanding the human history that follows. See…
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Stone and Gum Working
...of his spear-thrower, his previous scraper having fallen off. He then sharpens a spear using the scraper mounted on the handle of his spear-thrower...
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Gum Preparation - Stone Flaking - Djagamara Leaves Badjar
...gum from spinifex, which is used as a general purpose cement, he strikes stone flakes for tools. He leaves his camp at Badjar. ...
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Carved Stone Lintels of Yaxchilán
Episode 28 of 30 Masterpieces of the Ancient World Series
...Yaxchilan may shock us, but the visceral and expressive detail carved into these stones is unlike anything in Western art. This riveting episode takes you into...
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Hunting, Gathering, and Stone Age Cooking
Episode 1 of Food: A Cultural Culinary History Series
Consider food as a major catalyst in human history, and what food choices reveal about our values and ambitions. Then study food culture in prehistoric times--our ancestors' wide-ranging diet of everything from mammoths and seafood to acorns, insects, seeds, and…
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Western Desert Woomera
Part of the Series: The AIATSIS Ethnographic Collection
...men use stone tools, demonstrating techniques which are becoming rare in this modern day. Once a suitable mulga tree has been selected, sharp stones are used...
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Fire Making
...dry grass which they stuff into a crack in a dead log of wood. They rub a spear-thrower across the log and the friction ignites the kangaroo dung. ...
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Mamu
...men are mapantjara, men who have the power to remove powerful bones or stones from their stomachs and use them for medicine and dealing with the spirits...
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Cooking Kangaroo
...has been shot. A man of the Western Desert guts it using the stone in the handle of his spear-thrower. After singeing off the fur in a blazing fire. The...
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The Emu & The Jabiru
Episode 7 of The Dreaming Series 3
Watch this fascinating story about the creation of the Emu and the Jabiru from Arnhem Land.
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Kangaroo Cooking at Kunapural
...to Western Desert custom and then divides it into its various cuts using stone and wooden tools. Children get water from a well in a rocky area using wooden...
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From the Invention of Gun Powder to the American Rifle
Part of the Series: Guns - The Evolution of Firearms
... From the simple stone axe to firearms that helped concur the land that would become the ...
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Making a Wira
A man of the Western Desert cuts a section of wood from a tree for making into a digging dish or wira. He starts by using the hand chopper he has made, but after a time changes to a metal…
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The Dagda’s Harp and Other Celtic Myths
Episode 10 of Great Mythologies of the World Course 1 - Ancient Europe
...powerful magical items and treasures with unique personalities, including the Stone of Fal. ...
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At Patantja Clay Pan
...is relatively plentiful. Men hunt emus from behind a hide. An emu is speared. Later we see an emu cooked and eaten. Women collect and grind mulga seed...
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Images of Man
A study of the various styles of Aboriginal rock art found in Kakadu National Park and Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory. The film is narrated by a world authority on this subject, George Chaloupka, a field anthropologist with the…
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Dani Sweet Potatoes
...- and they still used their stone-bladed adzes. (By now, most Dani use steel shovels, axes, and bush knives and make stone adzes only for the tourist trade...
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