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The old hatches come out, the wire mesh meticulously cleaned, straightened and re-cut to install on a new hatch. Even the original hardware is reused.

corn-crib:

The 2014 build weekend just ended this morning. We accomplished a ton of repairs and clean-up work with an eye towards historical accuracy and material efficiency.
Photo is of a repair to a vertical support made with original wood, sourced from a grain hatch that was too broken to re-use. Nothing looks quite like the real stuff.

corn-crib:

The 2014 build weekend just ended this morning. We accomplished a ton of repairs and clean-up work with an eye towards historical accuracy and material efficiency.

Photo is of a repair to a vertical support made with original wood, sourced from a grain hatch that was too broken to re-use. Nothing looks quite like the real stuff.

Rotted grain hatches from the roof of the crib. These fell off over the course of this past year. The amount of snow dealt a heavy blow to the original asphalt, which was already in rough shape.

Instead of throwing these away, we used every bit of material possible. Emma and Katie cut up the aluminum covers to replace torn-up guards for the bottom hatches,matching the exact nailing pattern of the originals.

Dagger and Sheath - Poly Vinyl Chloride, Low Density Polyethylene, Foamular®, High Density Polyethylene
Otzi the Iceman, the frozen body of a neolithic coppersmith and hunter, was found by two German hikers. His body, clothing, tools and weapons were perfectly preserved by the freeze-thaw cycles on the particular slope he occupied for ~ 6,000 years. His dagger - still sharp - doubled as a fire starting flint and was carried in a macramé sheath.

Dagger and Sheath - Poly Vinyl Chloride, Low Density Polyethylene, Foamular®, High Density Polyethylene

Otzi the Iceman, the frozen body of a neolithic coppersmith and hunter, was found by two German hikers. His body, clothing, tools and weapons were perfectly preserved by the freeze-thaw cycles on the particular slope he occupied for ~ 6,000 years. His dagger - still sharp - doubled as a fire starting flint and was carried in a macramé sheath.

Arrowheads - Foamular® insulation

There are different processes for making arrowhead (or clovis points). New research into Neanderthal spearheads and cutting tools has, in fact, revealed a method of flint knapping that serves as evidence for language. The complex process is called Preferential Levallois and produces ergonomic cutting tools and razor-sharp spearheads that can be re-sharpened easily. Because the method is so precise, it would require language to pass on and share.

Arrowheads - Foamular® insulation

There are different processes for making arrowhead (or clovis points). New research into Neanderthal spearheads and cutting tools has, in fact, revealed a method of flint knapping that serves as evidence for language. The complex process is called Preferential Levallois and produces ergonomic cutting tools and razor-sharp spearheads that can be re-sharpened easily. Because the method is so precise, it would require language to pass on and share.

Research

https://www.nfb.ca/film/building_kayak_pt_2
http://jandacek.com/chautauqua/otzi-iceman/
http://virtual-artifacts.tumblr.com/page/2
http://www.paddling.net/guidelines/showArticle.html?302
http://www.billbuxton.com/finishedCanoe.jpg
http://www.healthybuilding.net/target_materials.html
http://bushcraftusa.com/forum/cmps_index.php?s=c9af02fd57a8be9acad466c0df3dbea1
http://hammermarks.wordpress.com/2011/07/30/guest-post-bush-craft-everything-comes-from-nature/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ian-w-scott/5806329983/
http://www.mohenjodaro.net/images/indusboat95.jpg
http://thetroublewitholdboats.blogspot.com/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8wEQEaY4ME#t=27
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqurstPL6kI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2tIVwGwiDc
http://phys.org/wire-news/164386603/ancient-man-used-super-acoustics-to-alter-consciousness-and-spe.html
http://www.archaeoacoustics.org/hal-saflieni-project.html
http://bhowc.wordpress.com/category/prehistory/
http://education-portal.com/cimages/multimages/16/Stone_age_projekt_in_Sweden_7.jpg
http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/570979?rpp=90&pg=3&rndkey=20140714&ao=on&ft=*&when=8000-2000+B.C.&pos=216
http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/327269?rpp=90&pg=5&rndkey=20140714&ao=on&ft=*&when=8000-2000+B.C.&pos=405
http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/324274?rpp=90&pg=5&rndkey=20140714&ao=on&ft=*&when=8000-2000+B.C.&pos=445
http://consc.net/papers/panpsychism.pdf
http://science-naturalphenomena.blogspot.com/2012/05/mesolithic.html
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:54203
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REM6HBDSHrg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGkU2lXtQ0Y
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/26/opinion/choking-the-oceans-with-plastic.html?action=click&contentCollection=Art%20%26%20Design&module=MostEmailed&version=Full®ion=Marginalia&src=me&pgtype=article&_r=0
http://www.plasticizedthemovie.com/
http://portalstothepast.co.uk/key-stage-2/ks2-britain-from-the-stone-age-to-the-iron-age/
http://mr_sedivy.tripod.com/iceman4.html
http://bhowc.wordpress.com/category/prehistory/
http://www.catalhoyuk.com/

Install shot from Buoy gallery. Prototype is up until October 31st.

Install shot from Buoy gallery. Prototype is up until October 31st.

Temporary Shelter - Poly Vinyl Chloride, Flourocarbon, Acrylic, Mylar, Nylon

This is a relatively faithful copy of a Neolithic Anglo-Saxon temporary shelter used for hunting, thatched with silver and iridescent packing shreds.

Temporary Shelter - Poly Vinyl Chloride, Flourocarbon, Acrylic, Mylar, Nylon

This is a relatively faithful copy of a Neolithic Anglo-Saxon temporary shelter used for hunting, thatched with silver and iridescent packing shreds.

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