While most people sought relief from mid-afternoon temperatures in the 90s, Scott Jones used his time to create a small fire in his hands.
Jones, a pre-historian and primitive skills teacher from Athens, Ga., was the guest speaker for the Second Sunday Series offered at CSU's Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center.
During the program, Jones gave the audience a primer in early technologies and primitive skills, spanning 12,000 years, and did so in 45 minutes.
Jones demonstrated early technologies such as stone tools and talked about how people used them to make their lives more liveable, interesting and exciting.
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"People had to be pretty ingenious to not only make a living but also to stay alive," Jones said.
He also demonstrated the atlatl(spearthrower), bow and arrow, and rivercane blowgun.
The next program in the series is the always-popular Insectival. It's scheduled for Sunday, july 13 from 12-4pm.
For more information, go to http://oxbow.colstate.edu/
For more information on primitive skills and Jones, check out his website at www.mediaprehistoria.com