Understanding Prehistoric Technology: Hunting Technology of the Pacific NW

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Perforated unilateral-barbed tool (top) deer ulna awl (bottom).
Currently in the collection of the UW Burke Museum

Dan Meatte, archaeologist with Washington State Parks, examines the prehistoric technology used to build and fashion Native American hunting weapons common to the Pacific Northwest.

Hundreds of artifacts, weapons and tools are displayed during this presentation, affording the audience a chance to handle and examine this remarkable equipment up close.

Samples of the materials used to make this gear – bone, wood, minerals, sinew, pigments, feathers, oils, grease etc. – are also displayed. Together, these items represent over 12,000 years of technological change.

Understanding the knowledge and skills necessary to build, use and repair this gear provides greater insight about Washington's First Peoples.

Thursday, October 30, 7-8:30pm Shoreline Library large meeting room. 345 NE 175th Shoreline 98155.


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