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Paleotechnics

Paleotechnics
"Ancient Arts & Technologies"
founded in 1992

Exposure to a variety of important influences & experimentation over a long time span beginning with attendance as instructors at primitive living skills gatherings like the Rabbitstick Rendezvous in Rexburg, ID in 1989 have provided a broad base upon which has been built a diverse skill set.

These living skills gatherings helped spawn the creation of the Society of Primitive Technology in 1991, which we support wholeheartedly and have regularly contributed articles to the bi-annual Bulletin of Primitive Technology.

BLOG:

Paleotechnics Blog
LEARN, FIND, MAKE
paleotechnics.wordpress.com

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MEDIA:

In February of 2004, there was an article written by Paul McHugh in the San Francisco Chronicle. To read this article, go to the SF Chronicle archives.

In 2006, we were featured in the braintanning section of the show History Channel Show Modern Marvels: Leather.
Go to the History Channel site for airing times or visit the History Channel store to purchase a copy of this dvd.

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  • Tanning experiences and the methodologies so developed are the basis for the how-to book,
    BUCKSKIN:
    The Ancient Art of Braintanning

    (first published in 1997 as
    Wet-Scrape Braintanned Buckskin ).

    One initial area of major experimentation was the art braintanning deerskins by the wet-scrape method. Thanks to help from friends and teachers like Melvin Beattie, Margaret Matthewson, and Jim Riggs, proficiency at tanning hides was reached in a fairly short period of time.

    Replication of parfleche done for the Univ of Oregon Museum of Natural History.

    Another aspect of this craft is replicating items for display in museum settings.

    See the Museum Exhibits page for more information.

    MUSEUM PATRONS INCLUDE:

    RETAIL LOCATIONS:

    Fairs and classes provide a venue to sell handicrafts, a selection of tools, and recommended books and videos, many of which are self authored or written by friends and/or colleagues.

    • catalog for a complete list of available publications
    • fairs/demos for a list of scheduled fairs


    Tamara Wilder

    Tamara has been learning, researching, experminenting with and teaching ancient living skills since 1989.

    She currently offers a 4hr to 1 day hands-on Ancient Living Skills Overview Programs for schools and home school groups all around Northern California.

    These programs vary depending on the interest and age level of the group but usually include quite a bit of hands-on activity and are very well received by both the teachers and students alike.

    MORE INFO:

    Tamara originally began sharing skills with others by assisting Margaret Mathewson and teaching for the Santa Cruz Mountians Natural History Assn (SCMNHA) Old Ways Seminar Series in Felton and MAPOM California Indian Living Skills Seminar Series at Pt. Reyes National Seashore in 1990 and continues to regularly offer workshops for a variety of organizations, individuals and groups. She consistently receives high praise for her workshops on student evaluations.

    Current locales for workshops and programs include:

    MORE INFO:

    Other sites of past workshops & presentations include:

    Plant Fiber Display
    at the Natural Fiber Fair
    in Arcata, CA

    Tamara demonstrates many of these skills at a variety of fairs and for groups, schools, museums and "living pre-history" events.

    These skills often include replicating artifacts so that the public can better understand the processes by which they were produced as well as have the opportunity to handle and touch a particular item.

    Demonstation locations include:

    Look at the schedule for a list of fairs or events on the agenda or look at the program topics page if you are interested in information on sponsoring a demonstration.


    Steven has been learning, researching, experminenting with and teaching ancient living skills since 1987.

    He originally started assisting Margaret Mathewson and teaching for the Santa Cruz Mountians Natural History Assn (SCMNHA) Old Ways Seminar Series in Felton and MAPOM California Indian Living Skills Seminar Series at Pt. Reyes National Seashore in 1988 and continued to teach workshops for a number of years.

    His recent writings on a variety of projects and topics can be found at


    PALEOTECHNICS
    PO Box 876 Boonville, CA 95415
    707-391-8683

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