Listen to SRS technical experts discuss the particular materials, construction methods and uses of weapons and tools throughout ancient history.
View examples reproduced exactly as archeological examples indicate and learn basic uses of these tools during the last hour of the lesson!
This lecture features two hours of historical overview with discussion on available materials and mythology informing construction, examples of the tools’ uses in the archaelogical record, and overview of the modern construction of these tools. In-person guests will have an opportunity to try out the reproduced tools themselves.
Tools discussed include:
Hand plows (Egypt/Levant, Norse, North American Indigenous)
Swords (Persian/Damascene, Nordic, Japanese)
Axe (Gaelic, Aboriginal, North American Indigenous)
Needles and Spinning Devices (Inuit, Gaelic, Nordic, Southeast Asian)