PALEOTECHNICS
Ancient Arts & Technologies
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CHAPTERS FROM OUR BUCKSKIN BOOK

These chapters from our book are made available for your use.
Please respect our intellectual property and do not reproduce them
on any large scale without permission from the authors.

In the PDF conversion process some gliches and mistakes occur and we have left
graphics looking rough in order to reduce file size.
The book looks much better...really! Enjoy.

 
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Table of Contents

Buckskin: The Ancient Art of Braintanning
by Steven Edholm & Tamara Wilder

 

Chapter 3
Why Make Buckskin?
(132.5K pdf download)

Chapter 4
Brief OvervieW
(11.5 K pdf download)

Chapter 5
Why Wet-Scrape and What Is Dry-Scrape?
(635.5K pdf download)

Chapter 7
Tools (3.5MB! pdf download)
Sharpening (689.7K pdf download)

Chapter 11
Skinning, Heads, Brains & So On
(1.7MB download)


Chapter 12
Care and Storage of Raw Hides
(240.5K pdf download)

Chapter 14
FleshinG
(421.8K pdf download)

Chapter 28
Uses of the DeeR
(1.4MB pdf download)

 

ARTICLES, ETC....

Some have been published in the Society of Primitive Technology Bulletins, some are handouts which we give to our students,
some are online versions of our handbook series, ands some are online articles.
Again, please respect our intellectual property and do not reproduce them on any large scale without permission from the authors.

 

”Learn to Burn” article

Online Journal KNOW
9/25/12

”Ancient Skills for Modern Times” article

Ukiah Daily Journal
9/17/2009

”Getting Back to Basics” article

San Francisco Chronicle
2/12/2004

The Dirt on Colors
(400k pdf download)

A Mineral Pigment Primer, Procesing and Using Earth Pigments and Natural Binders.
from SPT Bulletin #15


The California Bay Laurel Tree
 

Natural History and Uses of the Bay Tree (Umbellularia californica) including roasting the edible nuts which contain a mild stimulant.
Click here to purchase printed handbook.


Ground Iris:
Native Californian Fiber Plant
 

Extracting Fiber from the Leaves of Wild Iris, Iris macrosiphon for use as a material in making cordage, string and ropes.

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PDF of our handbook of the same name.
Click here to purchase printed handbook.

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HTML version of our handbook of the same name.